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Synonyms for lame
læˈmeɪ, lɑ-lame

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lame

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. lameadjective

    crippled, halt, hobbling

  2. lameadjective

    defective, imperfect

  3. lameadjective

    insufficient, unsatisfactory, weak, feeble, poor

  4. lameverb

    cripple, make lame

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lameadjective

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

  2. lameverb

    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. Chief Executive Lance Fritz:

    It's a really hard call, it's very difficult to move anything in a lame duck session... but we'd like to see that and we'd really encourage that.

  2. 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.

  3. Tony Evers:

    It is now abundantly clear that the lame-duck session was nothing more than an illegal power grab intended to override the will of the people.

  4. Jerome Powell:

    It would be helpful if we could get that done, if you could get that done, i would encourage Congress, particularly over the next few weeks of the lame duck, let’s try to get something done.

  5. Orrin Hatch:

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

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