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Synonyms for limp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hitch, hobble, limpadjective

    the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

    enlistment, incumbrance, snag, duty tour, stay, preventive, fetter, hitch, tour, stoppage, check, tour of duty, interference, hobble, preventative, halt, encumbrance, hinderance, hindrance, term of enlistment, stop, hang-up, arrest, rub

    fresh, tense

  2. limp, wiltedadjective

    not firm

    "wilted lettuce"


    tense, fresh

  3. limpverb

    lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

    "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"


    tense, fresh

  4. limp, gimp, hobble, hitchverb

    walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

    "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"

    hitch, hitchhike, jerk, buck, hopple, thumb, catch, gimp, hobble

    tense, fresh

  5. limpverb

    proceed slowly or with difficulty

    "the boat limped into the harbor"

    gimp, hobble, hitch

    tense, fresh

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. limpadjective

    limber, flaccid, flexile

  2. limpverb

    halt, hobble, walk lamely

  3. limpnoun

    halt, limping gait

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. limpadjective

    flaccid, flabby, limber, soft, flexile


  2. limpnoun

    halt, limping, hobble

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "limp":

    soft, flaccid, lame, saggy

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How to use limp in a sentence?

  1. Limp Bizkit:

    Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, the Limp Bizkit show this Monday and the remaining August tour is being cancelled, refunds are available at their points of purchase. All tickets purchased online will be automatically refunded.

  2. Connor Campbell:

    The markets seems to have shaken off the negative aspects of the Chinese trade data, but it's a minor rise at the end of a fairly limp week.

  3. Chris Hollingsworth:

    And then all of a sudden Ronald Greene just went limp.

  4. David Carter:

    We would not be surprised if we limp through to mid-December, it's less than a month away from the Fed decision and I'm not sure anyone wants to put big trades on before that.

  5. Karen McWatters:

    We held hands and shortly after that her hand went limp in mine, and she never spoke again.

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