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wimp 1

Pronunciación: /wɪmp/
informal

sustantivo

A weak and cowardly or unadventurous person.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Consequently, compared with wild mice, lab mice are wimps - slower, weaker, and less active - even if both have lived their entire lives in cages the size of a shoe box.
  • When I was finally able to leave, after thanking the teacher like a cowardly wimp, I wondered whether the just-concluded event was a meeting of parents or a lecture on them.
  • And the cowards and wimps don't do a single thing about it.
Sinónimos
informal drip, sissy, weed, doormat, wuss, pansy, jellyfish, crybaby, scaredy-cat, chicken
North American informal candy-ass, cupcake, pantywaist, nebbish, pussy
Australian/New Zealand informal sook
South African informal moffie
archaic poltroon

verbo

[no object] (wimp out)
Fail to do or complete something as a result of fear or lack of confidence: anyone who wimped out because of the weather missed the experience of a lifetime
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In fact the radicals simply wimped out for fear of having their pants sued off.
  • Sometimes I worry that my fear got the better of me, that I wimped out of this process of learning to competently go it alone, to stay warm without external assistance.
  • They are going around letting down the tyres of four-wheel-drive vehicles, a campaign that has been stepped up since the local authorities wimped out of banning the monsters from the city.

Derivados

wimpiness

sustantivo

wimpish

Pronunciación: /ˈwɪmpɪʃ/
adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • And if it's wimpish to say that until I know for sure, until we know at least with some confidence that we must act now, then I say we need to be very careful about going forward, until we understand how complex this whole issue is.
  • I decided he was kind and caring, qualities I used to think were probably a little bit wimpish.
  • The relative heat of the car turned me all wimpish and I decided to head home with the shots I'd taken and spend the afternoon working on my panoramas rather than setting out again, so came back the long way and then made some more tea.

wimpishly

Pronunciación: /ˈwɪmpɪʃli/
adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The juvenile novelist's publisher, Little Brown, has wimpishly recalled his latest novel, A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away.
  • One didn't want, on the other hand, to sound wimpishly hopeless about it.
  • Perhaps wimpishly, I suggest to Sally that she fastens her raincoat collar over a heavy silver chain.

wimpishness

Pronunciación: /ˈwɪmpɪʃnəs/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • To me, the male crèche redefines wimpishness and shows just how complicated and disastrous modern relationships can be when the old traditional roles have become eroded beyond recognition.
  • Ms Mukherjee ticks off wimpishness, and urges her fans to be utterly honest and loudly clear in communicating what the ‘heart’ says.
  • The Wicked one takes a swipe at Canadian wimpishness.

Origen

1920s: origin uncertain, perhaps from whimper.

Más
  • Wimp seems to have originated in the USA in the 1920s, although it was not really used much until the 1960s. There was an earlier slang term wimp which meant ‘woman’, used at Oxford University in the early years of the 20th century: this could be the origin, or wimp could simply be an alteration of whimper. Like bonk, drum, and hoot, whimper is another of those words suggested by the sound it represents. ‘This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper’ is from ‘The Hollow Men’ (1925) by T. S. Eliot.

Palabras que riman con wimp

blimp, chimp, crimp, gimp, imp, limp, pimp, primp, scrimp, shrimp, simp, skimp

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WIMP 2

Pronunciación: /wɪmp/

sustantivo

[often as modifier] Computing
A set of software features and hardware devices (such as windows, icons, mice, and pull-down menus) designed to simplify or demystify computing operations for the user: WIMP user interfaces

Origen

1980s: acronym.

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WIMP 3

Pronunciación: /wɪmp/

sustantivo

Physics

Origen

1980s: acronym from weakly interacting massive particle.

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