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Syllabification: limp-wrist·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌlimpˈristəd

Definition of limp-wristed in English:


1Weak; ineffectual.
Example sentences
  • The answer, as befits an old school American liberal, is didactic and emotional, but also half-hearted and ultimately limp-wristed.
  • Hey, let's vote these limp-wristed weasels into government federally.
  • As I harbour secret yearnings to be a limp-wristed liberal myself, I was instantly stirred by the piece.
2 derogatory (Of a man, especially a homosexual) effeminate.
Example sentences
  • Some straight people who didn't think gay people were crazy or evil still believed the stereotypes: gay men were all limp-wristed girly men and lesbians were all big, tough wannabemen.
  • Where it gets more dodgy is in sketches later on in the series when every gay man that Daffyd comes across is a big limp-wristed nancy who wears blouses, has big moustaches and calls everyone ‘pet’.
  • They are drunken or rowdy youths who decide to prove their manhood by picking on the weakest, most limp-wristed thing they can think of: a homosexual.

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