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.
As Charles Dickens described his sons, they had "a curse of limpness on them," and Douglass must have had the same sinking sensation on looking round the dinner table as Dickens, to "see reflected from every seat ...
The following are among the prohibited acts of defacement and/or mutilation of Philippine currency: writing or putting marks on banknotes; willful tearing, burning, or destruction, in any manner, of Philippine currency; willful and excessive folding or crumpling that results in a breakdown of the structure and limpness of the banknote; willfully causing multiple random folds across the entire banknote that toughly affect its visual appearance; and willfully exposing banknotes or coins to chemicals or other materials resulting in the acceleration of the defacement, destruction, or natural wear and tear of the note or coin.
This feeling of inferiority goes hand in hand with vacillation and limpness of Chinese bourgeois and petite bourgeois" (56).
Apparent life-threatening event (ALTE), as defined by National Institutes of Health (NIH), is "an episode that is frightening to the observer and that is characterised by some combination of apnoea (central or occasionally obstructive), colour change (usually cyanotic or pallid but occasionally erythematous or plethoric), marked change in muscle tone (usually marked limpness), choking, or gagging.
Experts say that signs of breathing problems to watch out for include slow or shallow breathing, difficulty or noisy breathing, more than usual sleep, trouble breastfeeding or limpness.
(31) See Boyle, 62, for Klugmann's "flabbiness and limpness" in Cambridge.
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 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.
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.
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.
(1) In the wake of his fall into the creek, Chick's waterlogged, almost feminized, limpness is counterpoised against the erect, provincial masculinity of his axe-wielding black redeemer, and that this particular Negro--the propertied and prideful bane of white Yoknapatawpha County--should be Chick's savior promises to be more than the boy's developing white manhood can bear.