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Synonyms for lame
læˈmeɪ, lɑ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. square, lame(noun)

    someone who doesn't understand what is going on

    Synonyms:
    foursquare, square toes, square, public square, second power

    Antonyms:
    fit, strong

  2. lame(adj)

    a fabric interwoven with threads of metal

    "she wore a gold lame dress"

    Synonyms:
    square

    Antonyms:
    strong, fit

  3. feeble, lame(adj)

    pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness

    "a feeble excuse"; "a lame argument"

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

    Antonyms:
    fit, strong

  4. crippled, halt, halting, lame, gimpy, game(verb)

    disabled in the feet or legs

    "a crippled soldier"; "a game leg"

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

    Antonyms:
    fit, strong

  5. cripple, lame(verb)

    deprive of the use of a limb, especially a leg

    "The accident has crippled her for life"

    Synonyms:
    cripple, stultify

    Antonyms:
    strong, fit

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lame

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lame(a.)

    Synonyms:
    crippled, halt, hobbling

  2. lame(a.)

    Synonyms:
    defective, imperfect

  3. lame(a.)

    Synonyms:
    insufficient, unsatisfactory, weak, feeble, poor

  4. lame(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cripple, make lame

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lame(a)

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

  2. lame(v)

    Synonyms:
    disable, maim, cripple, hamstring

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Benjamin Franklin:

    In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer. There is no country in the world where so many provisions are established for them; so many hospitals to receive them when they are sick or lame, founded and maintained by voluntary charities; so many alms-houses for the aged of both sexes, together with a solemn general law made by the rich to subject their estates to a heavy tax for the support of the poor. Under all these obligations, are our poor modest, humble, and thankful; and do they use their best endeavours to maintain themselves, and lighten our shoulders of this burthen? — On the contrary, I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act, you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependance on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.

  2. Virdie Montgomery:

    I delivered that joke nearly 600 times. So its pretty lame.

  3. Tyson Barker:

    Bush was supposed to be an aberration and Obama a restoration, this idea of a reset seems a much tougher sell, especially since Trump's used Donald Trump lame-duck period to burn the house on the way out.

  4. Sam Rubin:

    When I walked in to pick up my card [with the reel], studio people — who I assume were ordered by these same lame public-relations censors who interrupted my interview — they were editing someone else’s interview, one Ben had already given because he had made a joke in the interview about drug use, they were taking out a remark he had actually made of his own free will and cutting it out of the interview because they think you might not be able to understand it. You may not get Ben’s sense of humor.

  5. Albert Einstein:

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

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