Definition of lame
- The accident left him lame for life.
- a lame shoulder
- She's cool, but her boyfriend is so lame.
The horse had gone lame, and it grew lamer.
The accident left him lame for life.
He offered a lame apology for his actions.
She's nice, but her boyfriend is really lame.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
bad, bush, bush-league, crummy (also crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, inferior, lousy, off, paltry, poor, punk, sour, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wanting, wretched, wrong;
A1, bang-up, banner, capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, divine, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, heavenly, high-test, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, perfect, premium, prime, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful;
below par (or under);
we were afraid that the horse would be lamed by its horrible fall
First Known Use: circa 1586See Words from the same year
First Known Use: 1922See Words from the same year
: having an injured leg or foot that makes walking difficult or painful
: not strong, good, or effective
: not smart or impressive
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