(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. apathy, drowsiness, lethargy; see fatigue , lassitude , laziness .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity: dullness, hebetude, languidness, languor, lassitude, leadenness, lethargy, listlessness, stupor, torpidity, torpor. See ACTION. 2. The quality or state of being lazy: idleness, indolence, laziness, shiftlessness, sloth, slothfulness, sluggardness. Informal: do-nothingism. See INDUSTRIOUS.

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