(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.
(n.) Loss of motion, or of the motion; a state of inactivity with partial or total insensibility; numbness.
(n.) Dullness; sluggishness; inactivity; as, a torpor of the mental faculties.
(1) After arousal from torpor, within 2 h dendrites completely restored their structure.
(2) Bats have maximum life spans a minimum of 3 times those of nonflying eutherians--a trend resulting from neither low basal metabolic rate, the ability to enter torpor, nor large relative brain size.
(3) Three years of frustration at the torpor he found at the centre of the party spills out.
(4) Experiments with temperature and torpor and castration did not alter the annual did not alter the rhythm...
(5) Dietary lipids strongly influence the pattern of torpor and the body lipid composition of mammalian hibernators.
(6) Testosterone and 5 alpha-dihydrotestosterone administration totally inhibited daily torpor in hamsters which were exposed to short days.
(7) At 10 wk of age, group-housed glutamate-obese mice exhibited nocturnal and early diurnal torpor, i.e., they thermoregulated at a lower than normal body temperature.
(8) Estradiol inhibited torpor to a greater extent in intact and ovariectomized female hamsters hibernating in long days than those in short days, suggesting an effect of photoperiod on responsiveness to estradiol.
(9) Selective feeding and incorporation of high amounts of unsaturated fatty acids into tissues and cell membranes may be an important preparation for hibernation of E. amoenus which lowers its body temperature during torpor to about 0 degrees C.
(10) Like many mammalian heterotherms, the big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus, breathes intermittently during torpor.
(11) Just as Everton’s bid to snap out of their torpor was gaining momentum, however, it was curtailed by a third United goal that killed the contest.
(12) Water independence is achieved through efficient renal function while low rates of energy usage and torpor are further effective in reducing overall water requirements.
(13) The object of the present study was to investigate whether these diet-induced physiological and biochemical changes also occur in species that show shallow, daily torpor.
(14) Nevertheless, decreased testosterone secretion alone is not a sufficient condition for induction of daily torpor, since torpor was rarely observed in hamsters exposed to long days, even after castration.
(15) Hormone levels were generally lower in hibernators sampled during bouts of torpor than during bouts of spontaneous arousal from torpor.
(16) It is concluded that there is an inverse temperature effect that minimizes fuel usage during torpor.
(17) In addition, carbohydrate levels are significantly lower, whereas fatty acid and ketone levels are significantly higher during torpor.
(18) After the last (terminal) arousal from torpor, T levels were moderately elevated for 4 wk and maximal for the next 6 wk before they returned to basal values.
(19) The durations of the intervals of torpor and euthermia during mammalian hibernation were found to be dependent on body mass.
(20) Castration influenced certain aspects of the daily torpor display.