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1 not stiff in structure
  • his broken arm was limp as he held it against his side

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2 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness
  • the limp runners just dropped to the ground after crossing the finish line

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3 lacking bodily energy or motivation
  • the team's limp performance has many calling for the head coach's resignation

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limp

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of limp (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to walk while favoring one leg
  • she limped all day after stubbing her toe on the lawn sprinkler

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2 to proceed or act clumsily or ineffectually
  • the damaged boat limped back into port

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3 to move slowly
  • we'll have to stop limping if we are ever going to make our destination in time

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The first known use of limp was circa 1570

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“Limp.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/limp. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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