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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).]
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.]
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informal a feeble ineffective person
[C20: of unknown origin]
ˈwimpish, ˈwimpy adj
1. (Computer Science) windows, icons, menus (or mice), pointers: denoting a type of user-friendly screen display used on small computers: a WIMP system.
2. (General Physics) physics weakly interacting massive particle
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1. a weak, ineffectual, timid person.v.
2. wimp out,
a. to be or act like a wimp.
b. to show timidity or cowardice; chicken out.
[1915–20, Amer.; orig. uncertain; compare whimper]
wimp′y, adj. wimp•i•er, wimp•i•est.
any of a group of weakly interacting elementary particles predicted by various unified field theories, as the W particle and Z-zero particle, that are characterized by relatively large masses.
[1985–90; W(eakly) I(nteracting) M(assive) P(article)]
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Past participle: wimped
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|Noun||1.||wimp - a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy|
|2.||WIMP - a hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation; postulated as a constituent of the dark matter of the universe|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
acronym - a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name
elementary particle, fundamental particle - (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter
dark matter - (cosmology) a hypothetical form of matter that is believed to make up 90 percent of the universe; it is invisible (does not absorb or emit light) and does not collide with atomic particles but exerts gravitational force
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noun (Informal) weakling, wet (Brit. slang), mouse, drip (informal), coward, jessie (Scot. slang), pussy (slang, chiefly U.S.), jellyfish (informal), sissy, doormat (slang), pussycat (Brit. informal), wuss (slang), milksop, softy or softie He's a total wimp, incapable of standing up for himself.
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kendine güvensiz kişi
wimp[wɪmp] N he's a wimp (physically) → es un debilucho; (in character) → es un parado
wimp out VI + ADV → rajarse
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wimp[ˈwɪmp] n → froussard(e) m/f
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wimp[wɪmp] n (fam) → pappamolle m/f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a person lacking in courage or confidence. lafaard شَخْص ضَعيف تَنْقُصُه الشَّجاعَه والثِّقَه слабак covarde / medroso strašpytel der Jammerlappen skvat ανθρωπάκι, δειλόςtímido, cortado, parado äpu بی اراده nahjus poule mouillée נְמוּשָה कम साहस एवं विश्वास वाला व्यक्ति slabić nyúl(béla) pengecut imbranato 弱虫 소심한 사람 ištižėlis, lepšis gļēvulis orang yg bacul lafaard, schijterd; slapjanuspyse, reddhare mięczak خپوڼي،( دښځى دسر دسمال) (پخوانى دوچې اوس يي هم را هبي ښځى استعمالوى laş; persoană care nu are opinii сопляк zbabelec, slaboch zguba slabić ynkrygg, mes ผู้ที่ไม่มีกำลังใจ kendine güvensiz kişi 軟弱無用的人 “слимак” وہ شخص جس میں اعتماد کی کمی ہو người nhút nhát 懦弱无用的人
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