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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Poor or weak.

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Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Poor or weak. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: a brocaded clothing fabric sometimes in plain weave made from any of various fibers combined with tinsel filling threads often gold or silver which form the pattern or the ground.

Usage examples (41)
  • I made up a lame excuse for why I did not have my report done when it was due.
  • She wore a gold lame dress
  • Adjective : a lame arm. ,a lame excuse
  • He gives the term lame duck a completely new meaning. for more
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