2. [syn: dispirited, listless]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Listless \List"less\, a. [OE. listles, lustles. See Lust.]
Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless;
spiritless. " A listless unconcern." --Thomson.
Benumbed with cold, and listless of their gain.
I was listless, and desponding. --Swift.
Syn: Heedless; careless; indifferent; vacant; uninterested;
languid; spiritless; supine; indolent. --
List"less*ly, adv. -- List"less*ness, n.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: lacking zest or vivacity; "he was listless and bored"
2: marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm; "a dispirited
and divided Party"; "reacted to the crisis with listless
resignation" [syn: dispirited, listless]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
143 Moby Thesaurus words for "listless":
Laodicean, Olympian, aloof, anemic, apathetic, asthenic, ataractic,
benumbed, blah, blase, bloodless, bored, careless, casual, chicken,
comatose, cool, cowardly, dead, debilitated, desensitized,
detached, devil-may-care, disinterested, dispassionate,
disregardful, distant, dopey, dormant, drooping, droopy, drugged,
dull, easygoing, effete, enervated, etiolated, exanimate, faint,
faintish, feeble, flabby, flaccid, floppy, gone, gutless,
heartless, heavy, hebetudinous, heedless, hopeless, imbecile,
impassive, impotent, in a stupor, inanimate, inattentive,
incurious, indifferent, inert, inexcitable, insouciant, jaded,
lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, leaden, lethargic,
lifeless, limber, limp, lukewarm, lumpish, lustless, marrowless,
mindless, moribund, negligent, nerveless, nonchalant, numb, numbed,
passive, perfunctory, phlegmatic, pithless, pluckless, pococurante,
pooped, powerless, reckless, regardless, resigned, rubbery,
sapless, sated, sinewless, slack, sleepy, slow, sluggish, soft,
somnolent, soporific, spent, spineless, spiritless, spunkless,
stagnant, stagnating, stoic, stolid, strengthless, stultified,
stupefied, supine, tepid, thoughtless, torpid, turned-off,
unanxious, uncaring, unconcerned, undiscriminating, unemotional,
unenthusiastic, unhardened, uninquiring, uninterested, uninvolved,
unmindful, unnerved, unsolicitous, unstrung, vegetable, vegetative,
wan, weak, weakly, weary, withdrawn, world-weary
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
In functional programming, a property of a
function which allows it to be combined with other functions
in a way that eliminates intermediate data structures,
Phil Wadler's thesis gives the conditions for a function to
be in listless form: each input list is traversed only once,
one element at a time, from left to right. Each output list
is generated once, one element at a time, from left to right.
No other lists are generated or traversed.
Not all functions can be expressed in listless form