A Word A Day : Lassitude

Word for 5th August 2007: A Word A Day : Lassitude


( Noun )

Pronunciation :(las'i-tud'& las'i--tyud')

1. A state or feeling of weariness

2. Mental lethargy or dullness

3. A feeling of lack of interest or energy

4. Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

5. The property of lacking physical or mental strength

6. A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity


Middle English, from Old French, from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus, weary

Contextual Examples:

• Her rapid footsteps shook her own floors, and she routed lassitude and indifference wherever she came.

• A continuing lassitude could be the result of a serious medical condition.


1. Dullness

2. Hebetudes

3. Languidness

4. Languor

5. Leadenness

6. Lethargy

7. Listlessness

8. Sluggishness

9. Stupor

10. Torpidity

11. Torpor

12. Inaction


1. Energy

2. Vigor

3. Well-being

4. Enthusiasm

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