I have conflicting feelings of lameness and warm fuzzies: I'm only worried because I really do respect him.
The presence of a corn is indicated by lameness, and a red spot in the horn, close to the heel.
First you seem so cheerful; then you make light of my lameness.
But after the cheerful letters you wrote from Canada, I hoped the lameness didn't trouble you very much.
Their progress was very slow, on account of Aunt Amanda's lameness.
Is indicated by lameness, fever, and a soft swelling just above the hoof.
I was confined to my quarters by lameness, and had no alternative but to go with them.
Crowds flock to him to be cured of their lameness, deafness, &c.—Irish Papers.
He ignored his lameness so absolutely that often Laura too almost forgot it.
According to an account already given, Vulcan, because of his lameness, was cast out of Heaven by his mother Juno.
"silk interwoven with metallic threads," 1922, from French lame, earlier "thin metal plate (especially in armor), gold wire; blade; wave (of the sea)," from Middle French lame, from Latin lamina, lamna "thin piece or flake of metal."
Old English lama "crippled, lame; paralytic, weak," from Proto-Germanic *lamon (cf. Old Norse lami, Dutch and Old Frisian lam, German lahm "lame"), "weak-limbed," literally "broken," from PIE root *lem- "to break; broken," with derivatives meaning "crippled" (cf. Old Church Slavonic lomiti "to break," Lithuanian luomas "lame"). In Middle English, "crippled in the feet," but also "crippled in the hands; disabled by disease; maimed." Sense of "socially awkward" is attested from 1942. Noun meaning "crippled persons collectively" is in late Old English.
"to make lame," c.1300, from lame (adj.). Related: Lamed; laming.
adj. lam·er, lam·est
Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible.
Marked by pain or rigidness.
An old-fashioned, conventional person; square: and not worry about anybody naming me a lame/ not have been as quick to judge him as a lame (1950s+ Teenagers fr jazz musicians)