wimp

noun \ ˈwimp \

Definition of wimp

:a weak, cowardly, or ineffectual person

wimpiness

play \ˈwim-pē-nəs\ noun

wimpish

play \ˈwim-pish\ adjective

wimpishness

play \ˈwim-pish-nəs\ noun

wimpy

play \ˈwim-pē\ adjective

Examples of wimp in a Sentence

  1. just because you can't lift 300 pounds doesn't mean you're a wimp

  2. what kind of wimp would just give in to peer pressure?

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Origin and Etymology of wimp

origin unknown

wimp Synonyms

Synonyms
softy (or softie), weakling, wuss (also wussy)
Antonyms
powerhouse
Related Words
pushover; milksop, mollycoddle, sissy
Near Antonyms
mensch

WIMP Defined for English Language Learners

wimp

noun

Definition of wimp for English Language Learners

  • : a weak person who lacks confidence, courage, etc.



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