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synonyms for namby-pamby

  • baby
  • chicken
  • coward
  • jellyfish
  • milksop
  • pantywaist
  • sissy
  • weakling
  • wimp
  • wuss
  • chickenheart
  • cry-baby
  • fraidy-cat
  • lily liver
  • mama's boy
  • quitter
  • scaredy-cat
  • wussy
  • yellowbelly
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How to use namby-pamby in a sentence

Why did you make us walk in front, namby-pamby so, Papa dear?
DOROTHY'S TRAVELSEVELYN RAYMOND
At this point, Sam Weller, who had had his eyes fixed hitherto on Mr. Namby's shining beaver, interfered.
THE PICKWICK PAPERSCHARLES DICKENS
Was this the cousin whom she had considered a sort of namby-pamby, goody-goody girl who would be easily controlled?
FRIENDSHIP AND FOLLYMARIA LOUISE POOL
Neither Boers or natives understand our namby-pamby way of playing at government; they put it down to fear.
THE LAST BOER WARH. RIDER HAGGARD
Get out o my way, the pair o you, and let me blow out o this namby-pamby, Sunday-school dump!
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
Its composition is in the namby-pamby taste of Pleyels time, and will never suit the taste of the present day.
LOUIS SPOHR'S AUTOBIOGRAPHYLOUIS SPOHR
The goody-goody philosophy of the namby-pamby takes an extreme and unreal view of life.
MARSE HENRY (VOL. 2)HENRY WATTERSON
In the youthful Christ the painter has striven after something more "ideal," and has produced a somewhat namby-pamby face.
A POPULAR HANDBOOK TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY, VOLUME I, FOREIGN SCHOOLSVARIOUS
The old man has feeling left in him; and the mother doats upon her namby-pamby boy.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 59, NO. 368, JUNE 1846VARIOUS
Another performer was Mrs. Namby, who entertained Mr. Pickwick with solos on a square piano while breakfast was being prepared.
CHARLES DICKENS AND MUSICJAMES T. LIGHTWOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NAMBY-PAMBY

  • baby
  • big baby
  • crybaby
  • gutless wonder
  • lightweight
  • milquetoast
  • mollycoddle
  • mother's darling
  • namby-pamby
  • pansy
  • sissy
  • softy
  • teacher's pet
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