Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being lame; defect or unsoundness of a limb or limbs; especially, impairment of locomotive capacity by injury or deformity: as, lameness of the hand or foot; lameness caused by a broken or a deformed leg.
  • noun Imperfection; want of finish or completeness; defect; insufficiency; weakness: as, the lameness of a verse or a rime; the lameness of an argument or an apology.

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

  • noun The condition or quality of being lame.

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  • noun A impediment to walking due to the feet or legs.
  • noun informal The quality of being lame, pathetic or uncool.

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

  • noun an imperfection or defectiveness
  • noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet

Etymologies

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lame +‎ -ness

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