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 (wĭmp) Slang
A timid or unadventurous person: "the impression that he is a colorless, indecisive wimp, and not a leader among men" (James J. Kilpatrick).
intr.v. wimped, wimp·ing, wimps
To be timid or cowardly. Usually used with out: wimped out and refused to jump off the high diving board.

[Perhaps from whimper.]

wimp′ish adj.
wimp′y adj.


Any of various hypothetical subatomic particles that interact with matter through gravity and the weak force and that are sometimes postulated to constitute a galaxy's missing mass.

[w(eakly) i(nteracting) m(assive) p(article).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wimpish - weak and ineffectual
forceless, unforceful - lacking force; feeble; "a forceless argument"


[ˈwɪmpɪʃ] ADJ [behaviour] → ñoño; [person] (physically) → debilucho; (in character) → parado


[ˈwɪmpɪʃ] adjfroussard(e)


adj (inf)weichlich, schlapp (inf)
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Cardiff City chairman Mehmet Dalman denies dressing room 'outburst' following Hull City embarrassment Look, stop thinking short term, get a grip all of you negative voters, the club will be there long after the current regime has gone along with the playing staff, we will be there too, how can you be so wimpish, this is our greatest hour, show the world what we are made of, be strong, determined and even try and blow the ball over their goal line if that's what it takes stop voting against your club.
I would like to think, in fact, that it might nip in the bud any wimpish lurch toward vegetarianism.
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I expect the ground to be on the easy side, not heavy, and I think it would be wimpish not to run.
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