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1. limp

adjective. ['ˈlɪmp'] not firm.

Synonyms

  • wilted

Antonyms

  • unstrap
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • limpen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • limpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Limp

  • scrimp
  • trimpe
  • skimp
  • shrimp
  • primp
  • crimp
  • wimp
  • timpe
  • shimp
  • pimp
  • chimp

How do you pronounce limp?

Pronounce limp as lɪmp.

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Example sentences of the word limp


1. Noun, singular or mass
If it is in shady or partially shady conditions, it will become limp.

2. Adverb
With the screwdriver, loosen the screw until the belt goes limp.

3. Adjective
Fine, limp hair needs to be blow dried every day to look its best.

Quotes containing the word limp


1. Philosophy without action is the ruin of the soul. One brave deed is worth a hundred books, a thousand theories, a million words. Now as always we need heroes. And heroines! Down with the passive and the limp.
- Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

2. I walk with a purpose. And a limp. (The limp helps serve my purpose, which is to gain sympathy.)
- Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

2. limp

verb. ['ˈlɪmp'] walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury.

Synonyms

  • gimp
  • walk
  • hitch

Antonyms

  • detach
  • unhitch
  • stand still
  • walk

Etymology

  • limpen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • limpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. limp

verb. ['ˈlɪmp'] proceed slowly or with difficulty.

Synonyms

  • continue
  • proceed

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • original
  • freshness

Etymology

  • limpen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • limpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. limp

adjective. ['ˈlɪmp'] lacking in strength or firmness or resilience.

Antonyms

  • misbehave

Etymology

  • limpen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • limpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. limp

noun. ['ˈlɪmp'] the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg.

Synonyms

  • hobble
  • hitch

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • limpen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • limpan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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