adjective, lam·er, lam·est.
verb (used with object), lamed, lam·ing.
Words nearby lame
Origin of lame1
OTHER WORDS FROM lamelame·ly, adverblame·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lamelame 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