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."

Usage Examples:

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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