limpness


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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.limpness - a flabby softness
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
Translations

limpness

[ˈlɪmpnɪs] N [of body, limb] → flojedad f; [of excuse] → lo pobre, lo poco convincente

limpness

nSchlaffheit f, → Schlappheit f; (of flower)Welkheit f; (of cloth, material)Weichheit f; (of voice)Mattigkeit f

limpness

[ˈlɪmpnɪs] n (see adj) → mollezza, flaccidità, fiacchezza
References in classic literature ?
Grayne, who stood staring after him, soon saw his tall, loose figure, returning, restored to all its normal limpness and air of leisure.
And David Moyes didn't field a particularly weak team at the New Meadow - little wonder he was furious with his lads for the limpness of their effort against the Sky Bet League One promotion chasers.
To see theBlack Catsgoing through the motions is sadly nothing new to the supporters who have followed the club even just at home this season, but the limpness of the 3-0 defeat was something the Welshman looked to have consigned to the past when he took over.
To see Black Cats going through the motions is sadly nothing new to the supporters who have followed the club even just at home this season, but the limpness of the 3-0 defeat was something the Welshman looked to have consigned to the past when he took over.
River saw numerous experts in the early weeks of his life and they all assured me he didn't have any of the classic signs of Down's syndrome, like gaps between his toes or limpness at birth.
Silicone (the stuff that makes your hair feel smooth) can build up and create residue--aka greasiness, limpness and dullness.
The dispiriting limpness - which, remarkably, Van Gaal intimated he noticed in the warm-up [the clue was when Depay was tackled by a cone] - even left its side-effects on the spirit of the club's two shining lights.
Anti-war MPs feel under pressure since Paris, Cameron exploiting the impression of limpness in arguing for Islamists to be squeezed financially while diplomacy is intensified to broker peace between Syria's warring groups.
They took advantage of our limpness in defence and credit to Leicester for working it out and getting themselves back into the game to give them a chance to win it.
She was the glove that he held in his fingers' (174) thinks the woman in 'A Dill Pickle', and while to her the thought expresses her limpness before him, his power to do what he likes with her, her desire for his touch, for the reader it also expresses her emptiness, the fact that she is hollow now she has been shed.
Yet the wound in his bare, drooping head along with the limpness of his upper body attest to his death, and invite thoughts about the bitter end of a soldier who follows his commanders' orders.
The limpness of her translucent hand among the folds of her gown and her golden hair imagined as "dorada ceniza" also speak to this sensibility of inert, moribund female beauty (13).