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lassitude

 [las´ĭ-to̳d]
weakness; exhaustion.

las·si·tude

(las'i-tūd),
A sense of weariness.
[L. lassitudo, fr. lassus, weary]

lassitude

/las·si·tude/ (las´ĭ-tldbomacd) weakness; exhaustion.

las·si·tude

(las'i-tūd)
A sense of weariness.
[L. lassitudo, fr. lassus, weary]

lassitude

A disinclination to make an effort to achieve anything. Lassitude may indicate organic disease or depression, but is often due to boredom from lack of interests.

lassitude

weakness; exhaustion.
References in classic literature ?
However, on Saturday morning, Kennedy, as he awoke, complained of lassitude and feverish chills.
He gave an impression of lassitude, and his nickname was eminently appropriate.
That is all thanks to our lassitude, I think," replied the old man, with authority.
Always on horseback, he had never known what lassitude was.
Kutuzov still in the same place, his stout body resting heavily in the saddle with the lassitude of age, sat yawning wearily with closed eyes.
She pulled a basket containing balls of differently colored wools and a pair of stockings which needed darning towards her, and began to set her fingers to work; while her mind, reflecting the lassitude of her body, went on perversely, conjuring up visions of solitude and quiet, and she pictured herself laying aside her knitting and walking out on to the down, and hearing nothing but the sheep cropping the grass close to the roots, while the shadows of the little trees moved very slightly this way and that in the moonlight, as the breeze went through them.
But the blank stretches in his thinking process began to come more frequently, and he surrendered to the delightful lassitude that was creeping over him.
Having finished my business, and feeling the lassitude and exhaustion incident to its dispatch, I felt that a protracted sea voyage would be both agreeable and beneficial, so instead of embarking for my return on one of the many fine passenger steamers I booked for New York on the sailing vessel Morrow, upon which I had shipped a large and valuable invoice of the goods I had bought.
A sinking, a depression, a lowness, a lassitude, a debility.
She had not been made sleepy, as Chris had; but the keen edge of her vitality had been blunted, and she was experiencing a sweet and pleasing lassitude.
There are the spiritually consumptive ones: hardly are they born when they begin to die, and long for doctrines of lassitude and renunciation.
Edwin's correction), that there can be no coolness, no lassitude, no doubt, no indifference, no half fire and half smoke state of mind, in a real lover.