lameness lameness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
  2. (n) an imperfection or defectiveness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For 30 years, the company has sold Padma 28 in Switzerland as a remedy for claudication, the lameness that comes from clogged leg arteries.
  2. Too many network comedies with vast staffs of writers hit the same note of competent lameness.
  3. Highly contagious and with no known cure, it blisters the feet, tongues and mouths of animals, and causes lameness, weight loss and, in dairy cows, reduced milk production.

News

  • Bob Kahrs: Bovine lameness

    Dear Dr. Bob: Please discuss foot rot and bovine lameness. Answer: Lameness is foot or leg pain associated with movement.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: The St. Augustine Record

Quotes

  1. "I never considered NOT writing about the election, but to avoid lameness, I had to predicate it on an outcome," Trudeau wrote in an e-mail to the St. Petersburg Times. "If Obama wins, I'm in the flow and commenting on a genuine phenomenon....
    on Oct 31, 2008 By: Garry Trudeau Source: Tampabay.com

  2. Foster calls her "Nim's" character "a neurotic. And, it's a whole lot of fun playing somebody so lame. I have to say -- it's a brand new thing. ...... (I had to get in touch with) my inner-lameness!"
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Jodie Foster Source: CBS News

  3. "So I know alot [sic] of you couldn't check out your profiles and I just want to say sorry for all the lameness on our end," Anderson wrote.
    on May 31, 2007 By: Tom Anderson Source: CNN

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