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 lameness
I have conflicting feelings of lameness and warm fuzzies: I'm only worried because I really do respect him.The D.C. Sex Blogger on How She Went From Slut to Housewife|Jessica Cutler|December 10, 2008|DAILY BEAST
She's cured of her lameness now, and is grown up to be a very pretty girl, Bailey said.Georgina's Service Stars|Annie Fellows Johnston
She never had no lameness, she says; her trouble 's all in her ribs,—them ribs 't go from under your arms down.Susan Clegg and Her Friend Mrs. Lathrop|Anne Warner
In many instances, as soon as the subject has traveled a considerable distance, lameness diminishes or discontinues.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for lameness (1 of 3)
- a fabric of silk, cotton, or wool interwoven with threads of metal
- (as modifier)a gold lamé gown