listless

listless
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. indifferent, languid, spiritless, apathetic, lethargic. See inactivity.Ant., energetic, lively.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Lacking spirit or deSire]
Syn. dull, stupid, spiritless, inattentive, drowsy, sleepy, languid, dreamy, thoughtless, indolent, heedless, lifeless, abstracted, absent, laggard, faint, lacking zest, slack, mopish, supine, inanimate, phlegmatic, dormant, insouciant, lukewarm, nonchalant, careless, torpid, sluggish, leaden, heavy, lethargic, bored, uninterested, languorous, neutral, lackadaisical, enervated, apathetic, easy-going; see also indifferent 1 , unconcerned .
Ant. active*, vivacious, vigorous.
2. [Lacking action]
Syn. passive, sluggish, indolent; see slow 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
languid, weary, apathetic, indifferent, lethargic, sluggish, *out of it, passive, fatigued, drowsy, dead, torpid, leaden, spiritless, *blah.
ANT.: energetic, lively, spirited
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack: flagging, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, leaden, limp, lymphatic, spiritless. See ACTION, TIRED. 2. Without emotion or interest: apathetic, detached, impassive, incurious, indifferent, insensible, lethargic, phlegmatic, stolid, unconcerned, uninterested, unresponsive. See FEELINGS.

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