Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “listless”

See all translations

listless

adjective uk   /ˈlɪst.ləs/ us  
having no energy and enthusiasm and unwilling to do anything needing effort: He's seemed listless and a little depressed ever since he got his exam results.
listlessly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
listlessness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “listless”
in Spanish lánguido, apático…
in French indolent…
in German lustlos…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懈怠的,懶散的,無精打采的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 懈怠的,懒散的,无精打采的…
(Definition of listless from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of listless?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “listless” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bad/hard/tough luck

said to express sympathy with someone when something bad has happened to them

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More