Lameness Lame"ness, n. The condition or quality of being lame; as, the lameness of an excuse or an argument. [1913 Webster]

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  • lameness — 1520s, from LAME (Cf. lame) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lameness — noun A impediment to walking due to the feet or legs. His lameness may have prevented him from walking but it didnt stop him from running for public office …   Wiktionary

  • lameness — lame ► ADJECTIVE 1) walking with difficulty as the result of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot. 2) (of an explanation or excuse) unconvincingly feeble. 3) dull and uninspiring. ► VERB ▪ make lame. DERIVATIVES lamely adverb lamenes …   English terms dictionary

  • lameness — noun 1. disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet • Syn: ↑limping, ↑gimp, ↑gimpiness, ↑gameness, ↑claudication • Derivationally related forms: ↑game (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lameness (equine) — Lameness in horses and other equidae is a term used to refer to any number of conditions where the animal fails to travel in a regular and sound manner on all four feet. There are many causes of lameness, but they can be broadly grouped into the… …   Wikipedia

  • lameness — noun see lame I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lameness — See lamely. * * * …   Universalium

  • lameness — lame·ness (lāmґnis) the condition of being lame; see also gait …   Medical dictionary

  • lameness — lame·ness || leɪmnɪs n. state of being lame, crippled condition; weakness, ineffectiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

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