listlessness listlessness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
  2. (n) inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy

Usage(s):

  1. The listlessness of the first 40 seconds of The Ropers' credit sequence rarely dissipated over the show's ensuing 29 minutes.
  2. Complaints about depression, listlessness and insomnia in medicated % children are common.
  3. And if that weren't bad enough, the authors warn of sugar-induced psychological problems like depression and listlessness.

News

  • Where Do We Go From Here?: Critics Lament the State of Art, but Things Are Looking Up in New Books

    Even as more art is being made, seen, bought and sold than at any point in human history, there is a feeling in many quarters of listlessness. Reviewing the Venice Biennale in Newsweek two weeks ago, Blake Gopnik rehearsed the already-tired idea that it showed that art is at an end, “nothing more than a series of moves in a series of games.” We’re stuck or adrift and, as New Museum curator ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  • "The stupor, or listlessness with which our public measures seem to be pervaded, is, to me, a matter of deep regret," Washington wrote to Knox. "Indeed it has so strange an appearance that I cannot but wonder how men who solicit public...
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: George Washington Source: MSNBC

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