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Adjective
Physically disabled, typically unable to walk properly
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“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.”
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Failing to convince or persuade
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“I don't for one second buy your lame excuse for avoiding service.”
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Low in quality or below expectations
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“That was just an incredibly lame movie with an endless number of plot holes.”
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Deserving hatred and contempt
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“If this is official policy, then it's a pretty lame way to treat your customers.”
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Not producing any significant or desired effect
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Lacking physical strength, especially due to illness or age
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Inferior or unimpressive in nature, especially in comparison
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Not enough in size, amount or degree
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Having faults or errors
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To cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body
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“Sweat had slicked her horse the color of burnt sienna, foamy ropes of saliva hung from the corners of his mouth, and Magda worried she would lame the animal.”
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