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lame

 
 
pronunciation:
leIm
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: lamer, lamest
definition 1: crippled or disabled, esp. in a foot or leg.
synonyms:
crippled, disabled, hobbled, maimed
antonyms:
able-bodied
similar words:
hamstrung
definition 2: impaired or defective in movement or operation, esp. because of soreness.
similar words:
crippled, feeble, weak
definition 3: weak or inadequate.
a lame apology
synonyms:
feeble
antonyms:
cunning
similar words:
flimsy, half-baked, inadequate, insufficient, thin, unsatisfactory, wanting, weak
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lames, laming, lamed
definition: to cripple or disable.
synonyms:
cripple, disable, hobble, maim
similar words:
hamstring, incapacitate, injure
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derivations: lamely (adv.), lameness (n.)