2. heed [s.o.'s] words, mind, obey, do as one is told.
3. listen in eavesdrop, listen in on, wiretap, SI. bug; overhear, Inf. pick up, catch, hear.
listless, adj. 1. languid, languorous, sluggish, phlegmatic, lethargic, torpid, weary, fatigued, enervated, enervate; heavy, leaden, hebetudinous, drowsy, dozy, sleepy, slumberous, soporific, somnolent, comatose, narcose, oscitant, supine; lackadaisical, indolent, lazy, slothful, faindant, recumbent, idle; spiritless, unenergetic, vigorless, zestless, lifeless, passive, inactive, dormant, inert, dull, dead.
2. apathetic, apathetical, indifferent, Laodicean, unconcerned, disinterested, uninterested, nonchalant, pococurante, insouciant, lukewarm, cool, halfhearted, impartial, neutral; impassive, dispassionate, impassible, passionless, unexcited, unemotional, emotionless, Archaic, impassionate; uncaring, careless, unsympathetic, uncompassionate, unfeeling, insensible, insensitive, insensate; aloof, distant, removed, withdrawn, abstracted, absent, absent-minded, in another world, oblivious, inattentive, heedless.
listlessness, n. 1. languor, languidness, lassitude, ennui, Inf. the blahs; phlegmaticness, lethargy, sluggishness, fatigue, weariness, enervation; hebetude, heaviness, phlegm, leadenness, drowsiness, sleepiness, (in the Middle East) kef; lackadaisicalness, indolence, laziness, slothfulness, faindance, faindancy, idleness, recumbence, recumbency; spiritlessness, vigorlessness, zestlessness, lifelessness, dullness, passivity, inactivity, dormancy, inertia, deadness.
2. apathy, indifference, disinterest, disinterestedness, uninterestedness, unconcern; insouciance, nonchalance, pococurantism, lukewarmness, lukewarmth, coolness, half-heartedness; impassiveness, impassibility, impassibleness, dispassion, dispassionateness, passionlessness, unemotionalness, emotionlessness, insensitivity, lack of sympathy or compassion, carelessness; aloofness, distantness, abstraction, absentness, absentmindedness, obliviousness, inattentiveness, heedlessness.
lit, adj. 1. lighted, lighted up, alight, burning, on; luminous, illuminated, illumined; agleam, gleaming, glowing, aglow, glaring.
2. SI. drunk, intoxicated, inebriated, sottish, SI. soused. See - drunk.
litany, n. 1. prayer, petition, supplication, invocation, importunity.
2. recitation, recital, account, narration, summary, recapitulation.
3. catalogue, list, listing, compilation, enumeration, beadroll, roll, slate, muster, directory; index, table, file; inventory, record, roster.
literacy, n. articulateness, intelligence, erudition, learning, learnedness, scholarship; culture, enlightenment, edification.
literal, adj. 1. word-for-word, verbatim, Fr. mot k mot, line-for-line, letter-for-letter, literatim, Latin, verbatim et literatim; accurate, exact, precise, close, faithful, true, honest, strict, undeviating; explicit, express, unambiguous, clear, unequivocal; factual, actual, true-to-life, realistic, credible, believable, natural.
2. objective, direct, straight, unbiased, unprejudiced, undistorted, unwarped; plain, simple, unvarnished, pure, Inf. honest-to-goodness, gospel; unexaggerated, unembellished, unadulterated.
3. (all of persons) literal-minded, matter-of-fact, prosaic, prosy, unimaginative, dull, boring, colorless; vapid, humdrum, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, uninteresting; slow, simple-minded, obtuse, blunt, heavy, ponderous.