from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a lame or halting manner; like a cripple: as, to waik lamely.
  • Imperfectly; unsatisfactorily; weakly; feebly: as, a figure lamely drawn; a scene lamely described: an argument lamely conducted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a lame, crippled, disabled, or imperfect manner

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In the manner of one who is lame.
  • adverb colloquial In a foolish or ineffective way.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a weak and unconvincing manner


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lame +‎ -ly



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