listless listless  /ˈlɪst ləs/


  1. (adj) lacking zest or vivacity
  2. (adj) marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm


  1. The new film is so listless and logy it needed Michael Moore to take it to Cuba for emergency medical treatment.
  2. Its primary-night coverage has felt staid and listless.
  3. Before he added Palin to a ticket encumbered with the now-unpopular Republican brand, McCain's events were sparsely attended and sometimes listless.


  • First Down: Pats sniff Ahmad Bradshaw, sign Tim Tebow (UPDATED)

    Expected to be one of the more sought after acquisitions in an otherwise listless free agent RB class, Ahmad Bradshaw likely thought he would’ve been employed weeks or months ago. However, after Green Bay, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Denver and other ground-needy squads addressed backfield needs in April’s NFL draft, the ex-Giant, seemingly left out in the [...]
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Roto Arcade via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "Just before any of my films release I go into pendulum mode. One sec I feel very optimistic about the film and the next I'm sure no one's going to like it. I lose my smile my appetite, my sleep. On the whole I am listless and walk around like a...
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Aamir Khan Source: Hindu

  2. "The Indian team has been looking listless and disinterested in the proceedings at South Africa. They don't seem to be interested in playing and seem to be going through the motions in this tournament. I fail to understand the reason for that,"...
    on Sep 29, 2009 By: Wasim Akram Source: Press Trust of India

  3. "We don't want to lose any games, but it's bound to happen," Reds interim manager Pete Mackanin said. "We were seemingly listless at the beginning, but it always looks that way when you're not getting hits or runs, especially with a guy like...
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Pete Mackanin Source: ESPN

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