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Monday, November 28, 2005

Definitions for lassitude

  1. Lack of vitality or energy; weariness; listlessness.

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Citations for lassitude
The feverish excitement . . . had given place to a dull, regretful lassitude. George Eliot, Romola
A long exercise of the mental powers induces a remarkable lassitude of the whole body. Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
Origin of lassitude
Lassitude is from Latin lassitudo, from lassus, "weary, exhausted."