lameness

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lame 1

 (lām)
adj. lam·er, lam·est
1. Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible: Lame from the accident, he walked with a cane. A lame wing kept the bird from flying.
2. Marked by pain or rigidness: a lame back.
3. Weak or ineffectual: a lame attempt to apologize.
4.
a. Informal Dull or unsatisfactory: That movie was so lame!
b. Slang Socially inappropriate; foolish.
tr.v. lamed, lam·ing, lames
To cause to become lame; cripple.

[Middle English, from Old English lama.]

lame′ly adv.
lame′ness n.

lame 2

 (lām)
n.
A thin metal plate, especially one of the overlapping steel plates in medieval armor.

[French, from Old French, from Latin lāmina, thin plate.]

la·mé

 (lă-mā′)
n.
A shiny fabric woven with metallic threads, often of gold or silver.

[French, spangled, laminated, lamé, from Old French lame, thin metal plate; see lame2.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lameness - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feetlameness - disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
intermittent claudication - lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest
2.lameness - an imperfection or defectiveness; "a stylist noted for the lameness of his plots"
defectiveness, faultiness - the state of being defective
Translations
عَرَج
kulhavost
det at være halt
bénaságsántaság
helti
chromosť
topallık

lameness

[ˈleɪmnɪs] N
1. [of person, horse, leg] → cojera f, renquera f
2. (fig) → pobreza f

lameness

[ˈleɪmnɪs] n [person, horse] → boiterie f

lameness

n
Lähmung f (→ in, of +gen); his lamenesssein Gelähmtsein nt
(fig) (of excuse)Lahmheit f; (of argument)Schwäche f, → mangelnde Überzeugungskraft

lameness

[ˈleɪmnɪs] nzoppia

lame

(leim) adjective
1. unable to walk properly. He was lame for weeks after his fall.
2. not satisfactory; unacceptable. a lame excuse.
verb
to make unable to walk properly. He was lamed by a bullet in the ankle.
ˈlamely adverb
ˈlameness noun
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Inadequate and uneven wear, faults in weight distribution due to faulty conformation, complementary lameness, moist substrate and lack of exercise (walking) were the reasons for the occasional overgrown sole.

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