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limp

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of limp

  1. 1 not stiff in structure his broken arm was limp as he held it against his side Synonyms droopy, flaccid, floppy, lank, yielding Related Words flabby, mushy, semisoft, soft, squashy, squishy; delicate, flimsy, insubstantial; elastic, flexible, lax, loose, pliant, relaxed, resilient, springy, stretchy, supple Near Antonyms firm, hard, indurated, solid, sound, strong; brittle, crisp; compact, dense, substantial Antonyms inflexible, resilient, rigid, stiff, sturdy, tense

  2. 2 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness the limp runners just dropped to the ground after crossing the finish line Synonyms all in, aweary [archaic], beat, beaten, bleary, burned-out (or burnt-out), bushed, dead, done, done in, drained, exhausted, fatigued, jaded, knackered [British], weary, logy (also loggy), played out, pooped [slang], prostrate, spent, tapped out, tired, tuckered (out), washed-out, wearied, wiped out, worn, worn-outRelated Words overfatigued, overtaxed, overworked; broken-down, run-down; debilitated, enervate, enervated, enfeebled, sapped, weakened; drowsy, heavy, sleepy; lethargic, sluggishNear Antonyms fresh, refreshed, rejuvenated, relaxed, rested, revitalized; active, energetic, invigorated, peppy, strengthened, strong, tireless, vitalized, wearilessAntonyms unwearied

  3. 3 lacking bodily energy or motivation the team's limp performance has many calling for the head coach's resignation Synonyms enervated, lackadaisical, languid, languishing, languorous, listless, spiritlessRelated Words indolent, lazy, slothful; dull, lethargic, logy (also loggy), sleepy, sluggish, torpid; exhausted, knackered [British], tired, weary; feeble, frail, weak; apathetic, impassive, indifferent, phlegmatic, stolid; careless, heedless, thoughtless, unwary; inactive, inertNear Antonyms active, dynamic, industrious, kinetic; avid, eager, enthusiastic, keen, lively, pumped, vivacious; cheerful, chipper, perky, up; agog, alert, awake, dapper, open-eyed, sleepless, vigilant, watchful, wide-awakeAntonyms ambitious, animated, energetic, enterprising, motivated


limp

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of limp

  1. 1 to walk while favoring one leg she limped all day after stubbing her toe on the lawn sprinkler Synonyms halt, hobble Related Words hitch; blunder, falter, flounder, lurch, shamble, shuffle, stagger, stumble, teeter, totter, waver, wobble (also wabble); dodder Near Antonyms breeze, glide, sail Antonyms stride

  2. 2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually the damaged boat limped back into port Synonyms blunder, bumble, flog [British], flounder, lumber, plod, struggle, stumble, trudgeRelated Words jog, shamble, shuffle; wallow, welter; falter, lurch, reel, stagger, sway, teeter, totter; fumble, muddleNear Antonyms coast, fly, glide, kilt, sail, zip, zoom

  3. 3 to move slowly we'll have to stop limping if we are ever going to make our destination in time Synonyms creak (along), creep, drag, inch, crawl, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snailRelated Words lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudgeNear Antonyms float, glide, sail; hurry, tearAntonyms fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip


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