(a.) Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless.
(1) After six months of sessions, when the infant manifested full-blown weaning patterns, the mother reported symptoms indicating a major depressive episode, such as pervasive dejection and rejection, listlessness, and anxiety attacks.
(2) I watched as a class of listless 10-year-olds struggled with an aimless lesson in creationism.
(3) Its findings – including evidence that the Republican nominee is making dramatic headway with female voters, young people and those in the heartlands of the mid-west – appear to confirm that Obama's listless performance at the debate, and by contrast Romney's strong showing, has translated into a powerful political force.
(4) Within 3 hours of bacterial inoculation, all lambs that received P haemolytica were anorectic, listless, and febrile, and had hyperpnea and dyspnea.
(5) Sturm, Stahl, and Heer sit a few chairs down from Zschäpe in what appears a state of permanent listlessness.
(6) But Farber's lab was listless and empty, a bare warren of chemicals and glass jars connected to the main hospital through a series of icy corridors.
(7) Bojan Krkic and Xherdan Shaqiri were substituted after strangely listless performances and there was a collective gasp from the crowd when the public announcer named Marko Arnautovic as the man of the match.
(8) "People are now lethargic and listless because of starvation.
(9) And there is nothing more elderly than listlessness and fear.
(10) Everything else is flashback, rewinding to show the drip-drip of humiliations that turn a listless pizza delivery man into a killer with nothing to lose.
(11) The second half began as a listless affair until De Bruyne took charge.
(12) Tambor’s children are self-involved, sexually confused and in the middle of various life crises, with Girls star Gaby Hoffman particularly impressive as listless youngest daughter Ali.
(13) This exploratory study, conducted among 104 male workers free from cardiovascular disease (CVD), tested the association between burnout and two of its common concomitants--tension and listlessness--and cardiovascular risk factors.
(14) In a typical outbreak, 5% of the pullets were stunted and listless with unkempt feathers.
(15) All infected pigs showed inappetence and listlessness, but there were no clinical signs of nervous disorder.
(16) There is a peculiar pridelessness in the current Britain, a listless indifference to the morals it holds and represents.
(17) About half of under-25-year-olds in the labour force are without a job, and this threatens to leave the country with a listless lost generation for whom unemployment is the norm.
(18) Clinical signs of hyperviscosity syndrome in a 6-year-old dog included listlessness, polydipsia, anorexia, vomiting, and recurrent bleeding from the gums.
(19) In Godard's film, the Concordia plays the role of a decadent limbo where the tourists drift listlessly amid the ritzy interiors.
(20) So high, in fact, that the cast appears to be suffering from altitude sickness, with characters staggering around listlessly while peering upwards, or pulling faces like geese struggling to choose between souvenir cagoules in Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.