(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.
(1) The advocates of reform – including the Guardian – should be unenthusiastic about endorsing a messy compromise with unintended consequences and with the prospect of years of stalemate in the courts and with the regulator itself.
(2) Low wages often mean high employee turnover and unenthusiastic workers, Flickinger said, and that can translate into poor customer service and low customer satisfaction.
(3) Weaving believes that "hard outcomes" are the best way of convincing unenthusiastic GPs that the new commissioning model works.
(4) Does it sound unenthusiastic to raise a sabbatical and postpone your start date for a year before you've even begun?
(5) Subjects listened to an audiotaped persuasive message that conveyed arguments of either high or low quality and that was responded to by either an enthusiastic or an unenthusiastic overheard audience.
(6) The EU’s environment department is unenthusiastic about the review and officials stress that they want to modernise rather than bury the conservation rules.
(7) This xenophobia mimicked a wider trend in eastern and central Europe – whose citizens were consistently the most unenthusiastic about the benefits of immigration.
(8) He is understandably unenthusiastic about going into details.
(9) It is about building bridges with all the parties in Northern Ireland James Brokenshire, Northern Ireland secretary As well as dismissing Anderson’s suggestion of an independent talks chairman, Brokenshire appeared unenthusiastic about a proposal from the Independent Unionist MP Sylvia Hermon that American diplomat Barbara Stephenson might be nominated as overseer at the discussions.
(10) The Obama administration, too, remained deeply unenthusiastic about military involvement.
(11) Not only is he unenthusiastic about Juncker, he was the biggest winner in the European elections and will hold the EU's rotating six-month presidency from 1 July.
(12) And, though it was perhaps unsurprising that Cameron should be unenthusiastic about Juncker’s candidacy, the vehemence of his opposition was extraordinary.
(13) The army, in particular, tends to be unenthusiastic, not just because it could mean more cuts in troops but because nuclear weapons are not something it can train with or ever expect to see used.
(14) Tehmina Kazi, director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy , is similarly unenthusiastic about the national debate idea.
(15) A further 37% of people were described as unenthusiastic about their online activities.
(16) The indifferent or unenthusiastic IDC (I don’t care) first appeared in 1989, while CBA (can’t be arsed) dates from 1998.
(17) The Obama administration, which has been reluctant to cast itself as anti-Wall Street, is unenthusiastic.
(18) His complaints about funding have led to reports of tensions between him and Downing Street, where aides are said to have expressed irritation in private about Stevens’ “unenthusiastic” approach to finding further savings in the NHS.
(19) The majority of the 14 general practitioners interviewed were unenthusiastic about the scheme.
(20) We turned our backs on them and many of them have either withheld their votes from us or felt disillusioned, unenthusiastic and unmotivated,” he said.