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adjective as in unable to walk properly; injured

adjective as in weak; inadequate

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Just lame, fake-seeming "Thank you soooo much" nonsense, and an Amazon gift card.

In recent weeks, the lame-duck president has issued a rapid flurry of pardons to allies, friends and fellow Republicans, including full pardons to some who pleaded guilty to lying to federal law enforcement during the Russia investigation.

The analysis does not consider reelections or transitions between leaders within the same party, because the risk of anti-democratic actions or abuses of lame-duck power in those scenarios is relatively low.

While not a huge shift, this is the opposite of what typically happens in the lame-duck period.

Facebook apps make lame promises like this in exchange for access to the scads of personal information that Facebook already collects about you.

One of the most persistent myths in American politics is the media-fueled concept of the lame duck.

Almost every two-term president gets a pasting in the midterms, but Obama now faces lame-duck issues on an historic scale.

In the short term, any hopes for an active lame-duck session will rest on the results of the election, King said.

What he had created was a quick Web tool, but QuickWeb sounded lame, as if conjured up by a com­mittee at Microsoft.

Also, he gave a lame excuse: ‘I couldn't find a pic that expresses both sides.’

My head feels quite lame from so much practicing, the consequence, I suppose, of so much listening.

Next morning the hero of Wagram, lame from the effect of a kick from his horse, was summoned before the Emperor.

His donkey had gone lame, he abandoned it to the boys behind, he climbed in to drive with Lettice.

As she turned the corner, a lame child in a calico dress and torn hood staggered past her bent with the weight of a heavy basket.

Some one must have noticed that they were more apt to be lame after sitting on the cold ground while they were warm.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lame, such as: bruised, disabled, game, halt, hobbling, and impaired.

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