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namby-pamby

nam·by-pam·by

namby-pamby

 
pronunciation:
naem bi paem bi
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: shallow and without conviction; insipid.
definition 2: lacking force or direction; indecisive.
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: namby-pambies
definition: one that lacks vigor or decisiveness.
similar words:
milquetoast
derivation: namby-pambyish (adj.)