limper


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limp

 (lĭmp)
intr.v. limped, limp·ing, limps
1. To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
2. To move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily: The project limped along with half its previous funding.
n.
An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait.
adj. limp·er, limp·est
1. Lacking or having lost rigidity, as of structure or substance: limp, wet hair; an arm hanging limp over the side of the bed.
2. Lacking strength, vigor, or effectiveness; weak: limp political opposition.

[Probably from obsolete lymphault, lame, from Old English lemphealt : lemp-, hanging loosely + -healt, lame, limping.]

limp′ly adv.
limp′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limper - someone who has a limp and walks with a hobbling gait
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
References in classic literature ?
So out came the tarlatan, looking older, limper, and shabbier than ever beside Sallie's crisp new one.
The body was horrible, but not nearly so horrible as it had been at twilight, and now the limbs were limper and the gun had slipped to the ground and lay half hidden in the grass.
Other elders health pain or frequent inconvenience can be: feel fever, losing thinking capability, losing concentration, could not sleep well, cannot recover after sleep, cannot think deeply, sleep for too long time, unconfident about health, feel depression, do not want to work, limper hurt, cannot remember something.
Utz JP, Limper AH, Kalra S, Specks U, Scott JP, Vuk-Pavlovic Z, et al.
Zesty one-liners skewering such modern cultural phenomena as "glamping" ("Calling him Gladolf Hitler wouldn't suddenly make us forget all the unpleasantness") sit alongside limper offerings such as the stale observation that people now put pictures of their lunch on Instagram.
Limper AH, Knox KS, Sarosi GA, Ampel NM, Bennett JE, Catanzaro A, et al.
Then, though, Yorkshire found batting much more difficult second time round - following their first-innings 593 for nine declared with a much limper 183 for eight, as James Tomlinson took three for 31.
The handcut chips were limper and greasier than I would have liked and seemed to be caught somewhere between potato skins and actual chips.
While moisturising shampoo and conditioner work well on damaged tresses, they can make dehydrated hair even floppier and limper.
He says: "Moisturising shampoo and conditioner work well on damaged tresses, but they can make dehydrated hair even floppier and limper.