What does the word listless mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Listlessness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Listlessly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inattentive; heedless; languid.

Usage examples for listless

  1. How long he sat there no one knows; but late at night, when the people at the Red Lion began to miss their guest, and turned out in a body to hunt for him in the corner field, they found him sitting still on the edge of the pit he had dug for the grave of his own hopes, and gazing still with listless eyes into blank vacancy. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  2. When at last he opened the door for her she sank into the nearest chair and turned to him with a curiously listless gesture. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  3. At the same hour he had stood here in the former year, to see the women and maidens going to service; with listless heart and smiling eye he had contemplated the various forms. – Tales From the 'Phantasus', etc. of Ludwig Tieck by Ludwig Tieck