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Definition of lame:

  1. Hence, hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
  2. Moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function; as, a lame leg, arm, or muscle.
  3. To make lame.
  4. To some degree disabled by reason of the imperfect action of a limb; crippled; as, a lame man.

Synonyms:

spirited, stiff, gimpy, halting, gritty, defective, cripple, feeble, faulty, game, wanting, infirm, disabled, painful, raw, public square, unfinished, foursquare, deformed, faint, spunky, square toes, unsatisfactory, inefficient, unfit, weakly, halt, spavined, square, gamy, debile, ineffective, nerveless, stultify, mettlesome, decrepit, weak, rickety, inadequate, poor, sapless, crippled, second power, gamey.

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