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- Limp as a Noun
- Definitions of "Limp" as a noun
- Synonyms of "Limp" as a noun (4 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Limp" as a noun
- Limp as a Verb
- Definitions of "Limp" as a verb
- Synonyms of "Limp" as a verb (9 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Limp" as a verb
- Limp as an Adjective
- Definitions of "Limp" as an adjective
- Synonyms of "Limp" as an adjective (1 Word)
- Usage Examples of "Limp" as an adjective
- Associations of "Limp" (30 Words)
The synonyms of “Limp” are: gimp, hitch, hobble, walk with a limp, walk with difficulty, walk lamely, walk haltingly, walk unevenly, falter, lameness, shuffle, wilted
Limp as a Noun
Definitions of "Limp" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “limp” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A tendency to limp; a gait impeded by injury or stiffness.
- The uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg.
Synonyms of "Limp" as a noun (4 Words)
|hitch||An act of hitch hiking.|
Everything went without a hitch.
|hobble||A shackle for the ankles or feet.|
He finished the match almost reduced to a hobble.
|lameness||An imperfection or defectiveness.|
A stylist noted for the lameness of his plots.
|shuffle||A change of order or relative positions a reshuffle.|
There was a shuffle of approaching feet.
Usage Examples of "Limp" as a noun
- The accident left him with a pronounced limp.
Limp as a Verb
Definitions of "Limp" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “limp” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury.
- Proceed slowly or with difficulty.
- Walk with difficulty, typically because of a damaged or stiff leg or foot.
- (of a damaged ship, aircraft, or vehicle) proceed with difficulty.
Synonyms of "Limp" as a verb (9 Words)
|falter||Be unsure or weak.|
Their enthusiasm is faltering.
|gimp||Walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury.|
|hitch||Travel by hitch hiking.|
Hitch the trailer to the car.
|hobble||Restrict the activity or development of.|
Johnson was still hobbled slightly by an ankle injury.
|walk haltingly||Walk at a pace.|
|walk lamely||Use one’s feet to advance; advance by steps.|
|walk unevenly||Use one’s feet to advance; advance by steps.|
|walk with a limp||Accompany or escort.|
|walk with difficulty||Be or act in association with.|
Usage Examples of "Limp" as a verb
- He limped off during Saturday's game.
- The conversation limped on for half an hour.
- He limped heavily as he moved.
- The badly damaged aircraft limped back to Sicily.
- The boat limped into the harbor.
Limp as an Adjective
Definitions of "Limp" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “limp” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Not firm.
- Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience G.K.Chesterton.
- Without energy or will.
- Lacking or having lost rigidity.
Synonyms of "Limp" as an adjective (1 Word)
|wilted||(of plants) limp due to heat, loss of water, or disease.|
The afternoon heat left her feeling wilted.
Usage Examples of "Limp" as an adjective
- A limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know.
- He felt his body go limp.
- Limp lettuce.
- Gave a limp handshake.
Associations of "Limp" (30 Words)
|delicate||A delicate fabric or garment.|
A delicate approach is needed.
|drooping||Having branches or flower heads that bend downward.|
Lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers.
|effete||Marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay.|
Effete trendies from art college.
|emaciated||Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.|
She was so emaciated she could hardly stand.
|exhausted||Drained of energy or effectiveness extremely tired completely exhausted.|
She returned home exhausted from work.
|exhaustion||Serious weakening and loss of energy.|
He was pale with exhaustion.
|fatigue||(always used with a modifier) boredom resulting from overexposure to something.|
We re on cookhouse fatigues sir.
|fatigued||Drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted.|
|feeble||Lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality.|
|flagging||Becoming tired or less dynamic; declining in strength.|
The flagging in the garden was quite imaginative.
|fragile||(of an object) easily broken or damaged.|
A fragile claim to fame.
|frail||The weight of a frail basket full of raisins or figs between 50 and 75 pounds.|
His small frail body.
|gaunt||Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold.|
A nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys.
|haggard||A haggard hawk.|
Alex s haggard face.
|hobble||Walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.|
The chairman was hobbled by the all powerful dean.
|impotent||Unable to take effective action; helpless or powerless.|
Technology without morality is barbarous morality without technology is impotent.
|lackadaisical||Idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way.|
A lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half.
|languid||(of a person, manner, or gesture) having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort.|
A languid wave of the hand.
|lax||Of a speech sound especially a vowel pronounced with the vocal muscles relaxed.|
Muscles have more potential energy when they are stretched than when they are lax.
|listless||Lacking zest or vivacity.|
Reacted to the crisis with listless resignation.
|pall||Cover with a pall.|
Pall the beer.
|pallid||Lacking vigour or intensity; insipid.|
|sick||People who are sick.|
Sick to death of flattery.
|stale||Make or become stale.|
|tire||Exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress.|
Automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air.
|tired||Depleted of strength or energy.|
Fisher rubbed his tired eyes.
|uninterested||Not having or showing interest.|
I was totally uninterested in boys.
|weak||Relating to or denoting the weakest of the known kinds of force between particles which acts only at distances less than about 10 cm is very much weaker than the electromagnetic and the strong interactions and conserves neither strangeness parity nor isospin.|
A weak pulse.
The prisoner s resistance weakened after seven days.
|weary||Feeling or showing extreme tiredness, especially as a result of excessive exertion.|
Aweary is archaic.