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lassitudemore about lassitude


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lassitude  \Las"si*tude\,  n.  [L.  lassitudo,  fr  lassus  faint, 
  weary;  akin  to  E.  late:  cf  F.  lassitude.  See  {Late}.] 
  A  condition  of  the  body,  or  mind,  when  its  voluntary 
  functions  are  performed  with  difficulty,  and  only  by  a  strong 
  exertion  of  the  will  languor;  debility;  weariness. 
  The  corporeal  instruments  of  action  being  strained  to  a 
  high  pitch  .  .  .  will  soon  feel  a  lassitude.  --Barrow. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  state  of  comatose  torpor  [syn:  {lethargy},  {sluggishness}] 
  2:  a  feeling  of  lack  of  interest  or  energy  [syn:  {languor},  {listlessness}] 
  3:  lack  of  vitality  or  energy  [syn:  {inanition},  {lethargy}] 

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