adjective, lam·er, lam·est.
verb (used with object), lamed, lam·ing.
Origin of lame1
Related formslame·ly, adverblame·ness, noun
Can be confusedlame lamé
Examples from the Web for lamely
Gatto lamely maintained that Valle had just been checking the system.
"You have had a terrible experience and a narrow escape," said Alan lamely.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
"They would all have wanted to know where I—I mean I would have to—it would just have made a lot of talk," concluded he lamely.Steve and the Steam Engine|Sara Ware Bassett
Lamely I finished, "And he has probably rushed off, in an ecstasy of triumph, to acquaint professional colleagues."Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
British Dictionary definitions for lamely (1 of 3)
- a fabric of silk, cotton, or wool interwoven with threads of metal
- (as modifier)a gold lamé gown