namby-pamby :

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  • n  an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental
  • s  weak in willpower, courage or vitality

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

  • Michael Jacobson in Forbes
    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.
  • Allan Gotlieb in 940 News
    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...
  • Michael Caine in Los Angeles Times
    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."

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