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Synonyms for lame
læˈmeɪ, lɑ-lame

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lame

    weak, faltering, hobbling, hesitating, ineffective, impotent, crippled, halt, defective, imperfect

    robust, agile, potent, efficient, satisfactory, cogent, convincing, tolling, effective

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. square, lamenoun

    someone who doesn't understand what is going on

    foursquare, square toes, square, public square, second power

    fit, strong

  2. lameadjective

    a fabric interwoven with threads of metal

    "she wore a gold lame dress"


    strong, fit

  3. feeble, lameadjective

    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

    "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"

    rickety, faint, debile, halt, nerveless, sapless, halting, crippled, weakly, feeble, gimpy, infirm, decrepit, game, weak

    fit, strong

  4. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, gameverb

    disabled in the feet or legs

    "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

    mettlesome, crippled, halt, spirited, halting, gamy, gritty, feeble, gamey, spunky, gimpy, game

    fit, strong

  5. cripple, lameverb

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

    "The accident has crippled her for life"

    cripple, stultify

    strong, fit

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lameadjective

    crippled, halt, hobbling

  2. lameadjective

    defective, imperfect

  3. lameadjective

    insufficient, unsatisfactory, weak, feeble, poor

  4. lameverb

    cripple, make lame

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lameadjective

    crippled, hobbling, limping, halt, deformed, game, maimed, disabled, inconclusive, unconvincing, inefficient, feeble, unsatisfactory

  2. lameverb

    disable, maim, cripple, hamstring

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "lame":

    pathetic, nil, null, zero, limp, blade, boring, rotten

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How to use lame in a sentence?

  1. Orrin Hatch:

    A lot of people on something this important do not want to have it passed or rejected by a lame duck Congress.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.

  3. Jerry Garcia:

    For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    Somehow he Tim gets thoughtful sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant for them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.

  5. British Prime Minister David Cameron:

    I'll tell him what is a lame duck, and that is trying to get into Downing Street on the back of Alex Salmond’s coat tails, never mind talk of ducks, I am looking at Alex Salmond’s poodle.

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