namby-pamby namby-pamby


  1. (n) an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental
  2. (adj) weak in willpower, courage or vitality



  1. That doesn't sound like a namby-pamby centrism to me.
  2. But Gates has been neither ideological nor namby-pamby.
  3. They caught the nagging, namby-pamby nonsense of Glow-Worm.



  1. "It's so namby-pamby I think people will shrug it off," said Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based advocacy organization.
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Michael Jacobson Source: Forbes

  2. "He was one tough bird," Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian ambassador to the United States, told the Globe. "He was extremely direct and totally unfearful of the consequences of his comments. He was the diametric opposite of the namby-pamby...
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Allan Gotlieb Source: 940 News

  3. "It's an extraordinary thing to get," says Caine, trim and fit at 76, of the honor from the movie exhibitors' convention. "They are tough. There is no sentiment there. I have to been to ShoWest before. They are not a namby-pamby crowd."
    on Mar 31, 2009 By: Michael Caine Source: Los Angeles Times

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