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.
Limper and Cosgrove urged patients to learn about relevant and feasible clinical trials that may be available to them on the PFF website, pulmonaryfibro-sis.org.
The effect of rotor design on distributive and dispersive mixing was experimentally investigated by Limper and Hesse [18].
- In the rainy season, rain water tends to hibernate in your hair, making it limper. To prevent this, make it a point to apply a few drops of hair potion on the mid-lengths and ends of the hair.
(18.) Vassallo R, Ryu JH, Schroeder DR, Decker PA, Limper AH.
But compatriot Limper, who played over 100 times in north London, has urged his former club to go all out in pursuit of "hell of a player" Forsberg,as originally reported by football.london.
[14.] Limper M, de Kruif MD, Duits AJ, Brandjes DP, van Gorp EC.
Limper, "Pulmonary mucormycosis: clinical features and outcomes," Infection, vol.
Utz JP, Limper AH, Kalra S, Specks U, Scott JP, Vuk-Pavlovic Z, et al.