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Adjective
Unable to walk properly
“One time, not too long ago, I saw a line of lame dancers unable to participate in class, sitting on the sidelines, questioning when they would return to dance.”
Adjective
(of an explanation or excuse) Unconvincingly feeble
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“Better roads in cities that receive heavier rains are testimony to the fact that blaming the rains is a lame excuse for poor quality of public works.”
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Arousing or deserving of one's loathing and disgust
“That's a pretty lame way to treat someone.”
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Falling short of a standard
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Having a handicap
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Lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting
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Very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
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Having no usefulness
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Not enough in size, amount or degree
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Not having the power to influence people or events
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Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution
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Having a fault
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To cause severe or permanent injury to
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“We were afraid that the horse would be lamed by its horrible fall.”
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To render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
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Strike repeatedly with hard blows
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