lassitude

lassitude

[las-i-tood, -tyood]
noun
1.
weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
2.
a condition of indolent indifference: the pleasant lassitude of the warm summer afternoon.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin lassitūdō weariness, equivalent to lass(us) weary + -i- -i- + -tūdō -tude

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lassitude (ˈlæsɪˌtjuːd)
 
n
physical or mental weariness
 
[C16: from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus tired]

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lassitude
1533, from M.Fr. lassitude, from L. lassitudinem (nom. lassitudo) "faintness, weariness," from lassus "faint, tired, weary," from PIE base *lad- "slow, weary" (cf. O.E. læt "sluggish, slow;" see late (adj.)).
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lassitude las·si·tude (lās'ĭ-tōōd', -tyōōd')
n.
A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness.

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