Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. limp; flexible; flimsy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Limp; flexible; flimsy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Limp; flaccid.

Etymologies

See limp and compare flimsy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How she would give the little wee baby a "wish-bone," though it could not hold it one minute in its limpsy little fingers; and how she would keep on passing round nuts, and oranges, and grapes, and apples, and wonder what _had_ become of all their appetites.

    Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends

  • A little gray-haired, washed-out woman in an out-of-date, limpsy suit was wandering aimlessly around the room.

    Mother's Excitement Over Father's Old Sweetheart

  • "There, to be sure," said Aunt Lois, one day when our preparations were in full blast; "there comes Sam Lawson down the hill, limpsy as ever; now he'll have his doleful story to tell, and mother'll give him one of the turkeys."

    Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know

  • Through the swung half-door of the kitchen I saw him limpsy and weak,

    Walt Whitman

  • A pause, the crowd drops away, a white bandage is bound around and under the jaw, the propping pillows are removed, the limpsy head falls down, the arms are softly placed by the side, all composed, all still, —and the broad white sheet is thrown over everything.

    Last of the War Cases. November Boughs

  • Page 490 again, making a ball of his old hat, sidling restlessly back and forth, and displaying all the limpsy litheness of his figure, in his embarrassed attempts to show his enjoyment.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • She sot up with somebody, and I 'm certain 't wa' n't Miss Rossiter, 'cause I see her up tol'able spry in the mornin '; but, lordy massy, somethin' or other's ben a usin 'on her up, for she was all wore out, and looked sort o' limpsy, as if there wa 'n't no starch left in her.

    Oldtown Folks

  • "There, to be sure," said Aunt Lois, one day when our preparations were in full blast, – "there comes Sam Lawson down the hill, limpsy as ever; now he 'll have his doleful story to tell, and mother' ll give him one of the turkeys."

    Oldtown Folks

  • Berry, bowing and scraping again, making a ball of his old hat, sidling restlessly back and forth, and displaying all the limpsy litheness of his figure, in his embarrassed attempts to show his enjoyment.

    Bricks Without Straw

  • Pick out a smart, handy woman that can make butter yaller as gold, that'll bring gold, and not such limpsy-slimsy, ghostly-looking stuff as you've brought me.

    He Fell in Love with His Wife

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