V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. lack of energy, mentally or physically; 2. lack of interest
Synonyms: lethargy, fatigue, weariness, tiredness, ennui, boredom, listlessness
Antonyms: energy, pep, enthusiasm
Tips: Lassitude is derived from the Latin lassitudinem, which means "faintness, weariness." Lassitude is weariness. For a memory trick, notice how lassitude sounds like "lazy attitude."
Side effects of the drug included nausea, depression, and lassitude. (lethargy)
Her usual pep and vitality was replaced by a marked lassitude when she became ill. (weariness, lethargy)
There is always an air of lassitude among the students toward the end of the school year. (listlessness, boredom, weariness)
Sitting in front of a computer for ten hours a day can bring about an overwhelming lassitude. (tiredness, weariness, listlessness)
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