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Below you will find the definition of lassitude, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a feeling of lack of interest or energy
EXAMPLES - Lassitude in a Sentence
- A kind of lassitude compelled him to play this game. (source)
- Waves of that terrible lassitude, which is a positive anguish and not (source)
- This isn't the same sort of tin-ear lassitude we got from the previous administration. (source)
- The intoxication of entrance is full upon him, and the lassitude which is the inevitable (source)
- It is high time to abandon the lassitude of "good versus evil" interpretations of the world. (source)
- Exposures above 1700 ppm. produce obvious disturbances of equilibrium, headaches and lassitude. (source)
- The blast furnace blunts me of Northern Irish latitudes into an unshakable, lethargic lassitude. (source)
- But the novel's true subject is a yawning lassitude not philosophical enough to be called profound. (source)
- But I felt a kind of soldierly duty to somehow carry on in the face of hippie lassitude and hash torpor. (source)
- Millions of people are now at risk of death in the coming years as a result of Obama's lassitude and neglect. (source)
- For his part, when she rejoined him, his own lassitude did lift and he finished his graduate studies brilliantly. (source)
- This alone would account for the general air of lassitude which is one of the most noticeable features of German life. (source)
- With this tortoise-like lassitude, who can blame a fan, a player or a TV commentator from catching some midgame shuteye? (source)
- The general argument for family feuding and lassitude on key issues for liberals are that there are so many types of liberals. (source)
- The main symptoms of fever are pain in the various parts of the body, especially the head, slight shivering, weakness and great lassitude. (source)
- They would have to count on their professionalism, their know-how, and money to overcome the lassitude they felt creeping into their bones. (source)
- Nearly all the Veres, it would appear, share a similar genetic fatality, a fin de si cle lassitude combined with an over-active imagination. (source)
- The drink and the hot sweet refreshed them and brought back a part of their efficiency; they were all suffering a lassitude from the raw cold. (source)
- "The Corp's lassitude and failure to fulfill its duties resulted in a catastrophic loss of human life and property in unprecedented proportions." (source)
- "Well, I feel a sort of all-overishness, a kind of lassitude and sleepiness, with a slight headache, and a dull pain which appears to be creeping up my spine." (source)
- So . . . the anticipated larger reach has roused me from lassitude to mention that there really are excellent resources for medical information on the Internet. (source)
- At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured; and I threw myself on the bed in my clothes, endeavouring to seek a few moments of forgetfulness. (source)
- The calculating lassitude of the European powers until the autumn of 1995, particularly the wariness of British politicians and commentators, seems hardly credible today. (source)
- It's primarily the poor South Africans who will continue to suffer the effects of low-level crime and high-level lassitude, long after foreign soccer fans have flown home. (source)
- Cold water was never bad at anaesthetising hunger: and hunger was an odd sort of thing, not so much a grind in the stomach as an overall feeling of lassitude, and a headache. (source)
- Bush has taken the opposite approach and for all his swagger and protectiveness of executive prerogatives is becoming a disturbing study in lassitude in the executive branch. (source)
- But lately he had had distressing symptoms -- a sensation in his breast he could only describe as a him dred horses 'hooves galloping, occasional dizzy turns, and frequent lassitude. (source)
- This mix made Sebadoh a striking act at the time, when wry slacker lassitude reigned, and it has allowed the best songs of mastermind Lou Barlow age better than many others from the era. (source)
- On a chilly late autumn evening in the Pilanesberg mountains there was none of the lassitude seen in the higher temperatures experienced in Japan and Germany during the past two tournaments. (source)
- It was a pleasant sort of lassitude, a comforting exhaustion, where the body said to the mind, you will rest because you have no choice, you will not think, nor worry, because you will not have the strength. (source)
- With the followers of Ronsard and those poets who immediately succeeded him a kind of lassitude has seized upon poetry at the end of the sixteenth century; impoverished and spiritless, it handled only trifling subjects. (source)
- We respected some comic strips but disdained others for their intellectual lassitude; we agreed that too many successful cartoonists seem to run out of ideas or of fire in their bellies; too many of them have been sleepwalking for too long. (source)
- Likewise, the same history tells us that, when government relaxes its protection of the public interest and the common good, whether out of lassitude or belief that government should not reign in excessive corporate excess, bad things happen. (source)
- They could only have come from the old man at my side, and yet he sat now as absorbed as ever, very thin, very wrinkled, bent with age, an opium pipe dangling down from between his knees, as though it had dropped in sheer lassitude from his fingers. (source)
- The Doctor smiled faintly, and then asked: "Do you never feel any desire to know what may be the cause of this strange lassitude which is creeping over you, and the sudden flutterings of heart, accompanied by pain and faintness, which take you unawares?" (source)
- Then, just as the media flabbergastation was dying down in the midst of a three-anchor (plus Anderson Cooper) commitment to Hurricane Gustav and Labor Day lassitude, it flared anew with the revelation that Palin's 17-year-old unmarried daughter, Bristol, was pregnant. (source)
- To these simple appeals Ivan listened, certainly; but, bound down by that cruel lassitude which is the direst symptom of chronic melancholy, he refused every suggestion, and left his servants to return to their quarters, dismally shaking their gray heads over his mental state. (source)
- One of them is tall and blonde, strong and ripped, with all the self-satisfied hubris of his 24 years; the other is closer to my age, he's 43, and in great shape as well, but with the humility and wisdom that comes from fighting against age and lassitude in order to achieve fitness. (source)
- For Burke, the efficient cause of the "delight" occasioned by the experience of the Sublime is the power of terrible objects to "clear the parts" of the nervous system of dangerous and debilitating blockages arising from mental lassitude, that is, from persistent states of boredom and ennui. (source)
- Apart from the question, never asked and never answered, as to why Iran cannot have nuclear weapons while India and Pakistan can, there is the lassitude that has set in over the successive wars in Afghanistan -- which has lasted much too long -- and Iraq -- which has been essentially fruitless. (source)
- You mayn't think it's possible to get drunk on water, but you'd be wrong, for I reckon that's just what I did, gorging myself with it to the point where my brain became fuddled, so that in my lassitude common sense and caution took wing, and I crawled under the lee of the bank out of the wind, and lapsed into a sodden sleep. (source)
- We'd expected to be ground to slime under the treads of the Soviet armored divisions massed in eastern Europe, but the shooting war was cancelled, and, instantly redundant, we were consigned regardless to spend the next two years eating mess hall food, sleeping in barracks and feeling firsthand the jittery lassitude of an army in peacetime. (source)
- The Doctor then wisely remarks, that it is "impossible to lay down any rule by which to regulate the number of miles a man may journey in a day, or to prescribe the precise number of ounces he ought to eat; but that nature has given us a very excellent guide in a sense of lassitude, which is as unerring in exercise as the sense of satiety is in eating." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 44.0, which suggests that "lassitude" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 16 synonyms for lassitude.
apathy, dullness, exhaustion, fatigue, idleness, inaction, inactivity, languor, laziness, listlessness, sleepiness, sluggishness, tiredness, torpor, weakness, weariness
We have 7 antonyms for lassitude.
action, diligence, energy, industry, interest, liveliness, vigor
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (lăsˈĭ-to͞odˌ, -tyo͞odˌ)
View up to 25 definitions of lassitude from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Lethargy or lack of energy; fatigue.
- (noun) Listlessness or languor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A condition of the body, or mind, when its voluntary functions are performed with difficulty, and only by a strong exertion of the will; languor; debility; weariness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The state of having the energies weakened; weakness; weariness; languor of body or mind.
- (noun) Synonyms Weariness, etc. See fatique.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
- (noun) a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
- (noun) weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy