Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being limp or flaccid; weak pliancy.

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

  • noun The quality or state of being limp.

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

  • noun Property of being limp.

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

  • noun a flabby softness

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And I don't think his overall limpness is just a case of his getting carried away playing his character's subtext.

    Lance Mannion:

  • And I don't think his overall limpness is just a case of his getting carried away playing his character's subtext.

    Finding Amanda, losing Matthew Broderick

  • How shall I spread-eagle myself under a boy, who will emit long before I can go off and forestall me in limpness of penis and clitoris; and leave a man who, when he taketh breath clippeth close and when he entereth goeth leisurely, and when he hath done, repeateth, and when he pusheth poketh hard, and as often as he withdraweth, returneth?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • While one part of her brain was absorbing the significance of that kind of limpness, Jane remembered that Henry Slocum had spent the morning displaying his new tweed overcoat to her mother.

    The Criminal C.O.D

  • It was raining steadily, and the atmosphere had that singular feeling of total relaxation and limpness which is only to be felt in the rain-ridden districts of Central Africa.

    With Edged Tools

  • The warning signs triggering an exception report include struggling to breathe, nausea, vomiting, limpness and abnormal redness to the face.

    Extent of injuries to children in private jails revealed

  • Empathy is a perfect word for them because it can be said with an implied flounce and limpness of wrist.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Empathy is a perfect word for them because it can be said with an implied flounce and limpness of wrist.

    No empathy for empathy

  • Something cracked and echoed in the middle of Ernie's skull, an internal sound that preceded a deep limpness.

    Summer Hits

  • Like so many ghosts haunting our inner most lives, we can't see them clearly and out limpid limpness forbids even a passing glance.

    A Mess

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