Synonym of lame

Alternative for lame

lames, lamed, laming, lamer, lamest

Synonym: cripple, crippled, feeble, game, gimpy, halt, halting, square,

Adjective

(of an explanation or excuse) Unconvincingly feeble
poor thin unconvincing weak feeble flimsy pathetic hollow implausible inadequate puny transparent unlikely half-baked insufficient unsatisfactory faltering faulty flabby ineffective inefficient unpersuasive unpleasing unsuitable hard to believe hard to swallow shallow incredible unbelievable inconceivable questionable suspect improbable tenuous unsound paltry ineffectual trifling untenable dubious doubtful sketchy tame specious fantastic unreasonable far-fetched fishy illogical superficial flat false groundless unimpressive fallacious inept unsuccessful phony trivial unsubstantial fruitless futile profitless useless phoney unrealistic fanciful frivolous fantastical incredulous uncompelling unthinkable unimaginable strained unconceivable controvertible inane baseless assailable wishful weakly contemptible puerile ungrounded remote ponderous forced laboured labored strange insubstantial difficult to believe cock-and-bull not convincing beyond belief scarcely credible hard to take full of it threadbare vapid preposterous meager meagre vague flawed irrational nonsensical inconclusive unsubstantiated absurd contradictory nebulous ludicrous farfetched weak-kneed spurious incongruous unsustainable invalid unsupportable shaky irreconcilable puzzling obscure senseless impossible indefensible nonrational reachy vain unfounded airy unreasoned inconsequent illegitimate inconsequential unreasoning fatuous nutty wacky slight problematic off the wall won't hold water full of holes won't wash self-contradictory unapt debatable ridiculous not likely uncertain iffy beyond the bounds of possibility unexpected erroneous unsupported unbacked unnatural contrived lacking substance ill-founded elaborate bizarre exaggerated incoherent hokey overdone unimagined tall unplausible slim impracticable hundred-to-one rare mind-boggling far out too much slim and none not expected outside chance unheard of for the birds cock and bull doubtable dubitable equivocal speculative unsettled undecided unconfirmed unsure long shot fat chance on thin ice touch-and-go

Adjective

Low in quality or below expectations
inferior poor substandard unsatisfactory bad deficient lousy wretched unacceptable subpar suboptimal dissatisfactory crummy paltry wanting wrong wack punk crumby bush off ill sour bush-league inadequate below par mediocre second-rate rotten terrible imperfect deplorable pathetic shoddy lamentable awful dreadful junky atrocious pitiful execrable cheap dire rubbish low-grade rubbishy low-quality ropy grotty dismal disagreeable abysmal appalling diabolical shabby sad trashy third-rate duff miserable below standard crude under par useless not up to snuff worthless faulty disappointing pants below average sorry insufficient defective bargain-basement sub-par unsound schlocky low-rent displeasing a load of pants junk contemptible direful second-class subnormal two-bit coarse from hunger weak base average lemon ordinary middling pitiable unexceptional flawed pedestrian dodgy poxy common schlock not up to par not up to scratch the pits leaving much to be desired unworthy nasty poorer indifferent downmarket tawdry hack abject good-for-nothing dime-a-dozen déclassé not up to much unsuitable offensive horrible bum lacking tenth-rate less-than-stellar poor-quality low-end unsatisfying unimpressive frightful abominable tatty distressing damaged undesirable jerry-built disastrous horrendous second rate cruddy cheesy gross meagre egregious laughable meager no good not good enough cut-rate el cheapo piddling trifling tinny negligible poorly trivial minimal sleazy rough distasteful seedy impermissible intolerable inadmissible inappropriate insufferable insignificant amateurish unspeakable woeful low sucky gimcrack cheapjack trumpery horrid disgraceful objectionable beastly reprehensible garbage valueless feeble stinking damnable odious scurrilous irremediable indefensible stinky poor quality God-awful minor league minor-league not up to standard not much cop small potatoes not satisfying weak sauce incompetent uncomfortable unpleasant dissatisfying hateful inexpert unskilful tacky thin disturbing disconcerting amiss disquieting regrettable impaired dilapidated off-color cheapie not cutting it for the birds no great shakes leaving a lot to be desired grim blah yucky less than ideal bad news raunchy tinhorn downer icky diddly fallacious grungy bummer godawful detestable not good grody chronic erroneous not the best dirty flimsy shlocky calamitous hideous ghastly ratty shlock unsightly grubby scabby scummy scurvy repulsive gruesome sordid godforsaken mean inept run down down at heel not okay insubstantial scant found wanting inconsiderable not acceptable too little bereft sick unwell queasy nauseous unseemly underwhelming crook nauseated exceptionable insupportable obnoxious improper off-colour dubious hopeless unreasonable questionable repugnant anticlimactic loathsome condemnable out cheapo vile off colour inacceptable unappealing uninviting reject unfulfilling bathetic failing uninteresting ineffective won't do over the fence not on not quite the done thing half-baked not cricket of poor quality beyond the pale of low quality out of order disillusioning out of sorts under the weather falling short not all it's cracked up to be craptacular ineffectual restricted limited bodger negligent careless little short pits inefficient reduced sparse impotent scanty piss-poor incomplete sketchy incapable cheap and nasty unqualified in short supply unfitted commonplace end-of-the-pier half-pie second-best strictly for the birds second class tinpot inappreciable sparing unfit unstable invalid sickly weakly doubtful unproficient worse poopy unequal finite powerless inapt under-strength iffy undistinguished uninspired ailing slight twopenny-halfpenny small not much chop a dime a dozen of a sort broken not oneself off-form tiny lean in poor condition circumscribed defined miserly definite determinate measured rudimentary patchy basic set partial diminished scarce incommensurate shy skimpy too few not enough minus infrequent rare destitute unfinished unample drained measly exiguous too small dry devoid at a premium short of out of too little too late

Adjective

Inferior or unimpressive in nature, especially in comparison
pale inferior feeble poor weak insipid bland flat inadequate puny vapid lackluster lacklustre tame uninspired ineffective ineffectual spiritless unimaginative unimpressive pathetic lifeless anemic anaemic bloodless etiolated wishy-washy half-hearted uninteresting dull boring unexciting uninspiring dry trite characterless humdrum tedious prosaic monotonous wearisome drab stale colourless mundane dreary run-of-the-mill colorless banal tiresome tired vacuous pedestrian commonplace sterile ho-hum lustreless limp unremarkable barren nondescript jejune plain pallid arid blah zestless mediocre antiseptic stodgy stuffy middle-of-the-road stupid featureless jading unstimulating ho hum milk-and-water monochromatic dull as dishwater dry as dust uneventful non-stimulating torpid unanimated soft slow ponderous tiring numbing wimpy soulless watery wearying bromidic leaden heavy mind-numbing stiff passionless drudging inoffensive weary old hackneyed namby-pamby unspirited yawnsome irksome weariful deadening no great shakes nothing ordinary common or garden lacking excitement lacking interest impotent powerless vigourless halfhearted enervated unmemorable platitudinous dead threadbare mechanical bog-standard pointless gray nothing to write home about nowhere grey as dry as dust wooden plebeian unrelieved hacky prosy driveling mild drivelling nebbish beige corny fatuous tenuous slight innocuous inane subdued unoriginal routine unenjoyable unentertaining unexceptional unchanging bleak dowdy desolate derivative fatiguing dusty plodding lacking variation soporific draggy dreich deadly big yawn common dullsville worn-out ornery prolix lacking variety not up to much inefficient incompetent timorous lily-livered chicken-livered cowardly faint-hearted timid spineless craven indecisive pigeon-hearted unassertive fearful yellow weak-kneed sissy insufficient sissified gutless yellow-bellied wet chicken poor-spirited insignificant candy-assed vanilla undistinctive unappealing pabulum zero waterish flavourless sapless flavorless nerdy undistinguished everyday workaday average quotidian tasteless neutral plain vanilla conventional unvaried unsavory unpalatable unsavoury unappetizing predictable normal forgettable usual anodyne indifferent garden-variety mainstream standard simple savorless a dime a dozen listless unnoteworthy samey muted typical so-so unexceptionable expressionless middling unobjectionable customary second-rate distasteful indistinctive dim standard-issue run of the mill stock generic quiet inedible regular unpretentious uneatable uninviting half-pie garden cut-and-dry cut-and-dried matter-of-fact old hat humble harmless apathetic noncommittal not much cop faceless languid garden variety nothing to get excited about nothing special overused overdone overworked time-worn unobtrusive familiar vacant lusterless empty unostentatious unadorned watered-down worn out cornball bush-league toneless dime-store depressing dull as ditchwater played out modest OK stereotyped not so hot savourless intermediate dime-a-dozen repetitious homely disagreeable ten a penny off-putting unpleasant revolting disgusting unattractive nauseating sickening unoffending uniform general unvarying unimportant frail restrained peaceful deadpan yucky cold gentle uncreative unseasoned institutional unadventurous derived uninventive monochrome sick-making gross discreet trivial washy unfeeling understated inconspicuous unemotional unnoticeable safe fair soul-destroying unromantic subtle passable sluggish flat tire run-of-the-mine medium run-of-mine second-class low-key white-bread elementary clichéd unembellished dismal bog standard plastic well-worn stereotypical clean square middle of the road unflavoured sombre somber lethargic homespun sour bitter tepid spiceless mindless clinical droning static trying frustrating least Milquetoast unimpressed unmoved heavy-handed yawn vague achromatic indeterminate indistinguishable undefined abstract indistinct unfateful noneventful inconclusive rancid horrible laborious unartistic suburban overlong crude meagre simplistic meager tolerable hollow wan unsentimental unvarnished unpoetic nitty-gritty literal terrestrial factual clear mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled not bad amateurish amateur blank neglectable negligible dragging enervating interminable mortal exhausting poky snooze inexpressive emotionless lacking vitality passive uninflected mean boilerplate phoned in basic no-frills repetitive endless whitebread blind effete two-dimensional plain-Jane unextraordinary off-the-shelf foul-tasting indigestible accustomed raw dispiriting wintry wintery sorrowful damp oppressive windy downcast jake sickly useless limp-wristed slothful spent hack irrelevant inconsiderable paltry fair to middling inconsequential piddling immaterial worthless irresolute long-drawn-out deadly dull banausic lead balloon loathsome repugnant hoary neither one thing nor the other meaningless whatever unenthusiastic not very good monotone shopworn cliche obligatory musty moth-eaten hackney cobwebby timeworn wimpish nerveless invertebrate weakened weakling ignorable truistic cliché-ridden foul nasty vile widespread stark nameless facile noplace dumb hokey cornfed tripe lukewarm regimented of little consequence of little importance of no consequence not worth mentioning of no importance of no great concern of no account noisome wavering vacillating obvious matter-of-course starch lowly natural prevalent yawn producing governmental utilitarian corporate functional rudimentary ugly unkind coldhearted anaesthetic insensitive insensible impassive indolent lazy anesthetic innocent diluted folksy inelaborate pure and simple normophilic uncluttered unornamented austere rustic your basic uncomplicated unelaborate undecorated familiar tune boiler plate peaceable boiled down without punch reserved retiring invisible unshowy circumspect relaxed standard issue downbeat blending into the background nonprovocative innoxious played down out of sight in the background soft-pedaled tasteful toned down non-aggressive non-violent benign white non-combative hurtless light conservative pleasant calm friendly sober repressed unflashy low-keyed toned-down

Adjective

Frail, sickly or of a delicate constitution
weakly weak feeble frail ailing sickly debilitated faltering delicate invalid enfeebled ill decrepit failing unstable faint anile fragile unsound puny irresolute wobbly insecure shaky unsubstantial wavering vacillating anaemic anemic flimsy halting sensile insubstantial laid low weakened infirm enervated languid effete doddering wasted tender unwell sapped wimpish wimpy slight poorly asthenic low prostrated prostrate doddery down-and-out indisposed incapacitated tottering soft softened vitiated trembly sapless pathetic strengthless meager meagre in poor health sick bedridden unsteady indecisive in declining health powerless exhausted impotent helpless etiolated tottery weedy shilpit trembling dopey gentle emasculated flat aged insufficient flabby woozy half-hearted out of gas unhealthy lacklustre poor crippled lackluster valetudinarian sensitive susceptible nesh tenuous rickety breakable brittle diseased down peaked vulnerable run down run-down declining ramshackle crook rocky drained fatigued frangible below par light easily damaged weakling jerry-built suffering spineless defective worn out sick as a dog under the weather sickened bad weak-kneed peaky flagging washed out tired out of shape dainty wispy shatterable fracturable faded mean shattery makeshift undermined spent teetery deteriorated disordered infected unnerved rotten wonky spindly dodgy feverish impaired incurable devitalized not so hot under medication imperfect confined in a bad way hospitalized broken down gimcrack nerveless invertebrate dragging shoddy unfit off-color punk characterless wet dying laid-up hospitalised wishy-washy limp-wristed badly built laid up out of action thrown together out of sorts off colour milk-and-water out of condition namby-pamby in poor condition hindered encumbered drooping hampered weary slender crumbly scrawny destructible yielding thin fishy friable allergic forceless debile washed-out pallid easily harmed rundown depleted stricken withered atrophied deteriorating wilted haggard degenerative ravaged played out diminished limp sinking reduced pale superficial off grim dizzy rendered feeble hipped splenetic hippish funny green lousy queasy qualmish nauseated on the sick list wretched not oneself not healthy under par in ill health in poor shape ill-looking in a decline paralyzed done in rusty paralysed cheap without energy easily broken gone to seed on the ropes languishing unsafe not well cranky chronically ill always ill seedy sickish pining often ill laid-low disintegrating unreliable wasting broken decaying damaged crumbling in bad health rumpty dangerous feeling awful down with not solid not safe not robust broken-down

Adjective

Very disgusting, dirty or unpleasant
nasty foul unpleasant dirty distasteful disagreeable disgusting horrible sickening filthy nauseating odious offensive repellent repugnant vile loathsome obnoxious awful abominable dreadful objectionable repulsive revolting nauseous unappetizing appalling hideous horrendous noxious terrible unpalatable frightful grotty horrid malodorous noisome yucky atrocious gross icky rancid squalid stinking unsavoury evil-smelling foul-smelling lousy smelly uninviting acrid beastly diabolical foetid fetid ghastly grubby gruesome mephitic polluted putrid rank skanky cruddy pongy stinky ugly whiffy abhorrent bad bedraggled befouled begrimed bemired besmirched bitter black blackened cheap contemptible deplorable despicable dingy disgustful displeasing draggled dusty evil fulsome funky grimy grungy harsh illegal loathly mean miasmal mucky muddy niffy obscene paltry pitiable pitiful ratty repellant rotten scabby scandalous scummy scurvy shocking smudged smutty sneaking soiled sordid sorry sour stained sullied unclean uncleanly uncongenial unfair unlovely unpleasing unsavory unsportsmanlike unwelcome wicked wretched yukky festy olid yucko bum hellish poison ungodly unholy off-putting God-awful sick-making on the nose base detestable execrable abject pathetic worthless dishonourable dishonorable low-down shameful low ignominious disgraceful ignoble sad miserable poor disreputable lamentable shabby reprehensible degenerate snide currish low-minded unscrupulous unprincipled abysmal hateful discreditable woeful heinous beggarly inferior scungy villainous no-good underhanded deceitful unethical immoral sleazy dire nefarious sneaky cowardly deceptive unfortunate despisable meanspirited grievous inadequate distressing disastrous heartbreaking substandard disdainable useless unworthy dismal unsatisfactory unacceptable chronic crass crummy laughable measly mournful slimy horrifying petty beyond the pale beyond contempt vicious callous hopeless blithering feeble dishonest degraded flaming cursed thoughtless shameless crooked fraudulent corrupt infernal accursed confounded pits pants hard-hearted narrow-minded unspeakable unsporting treacherous crafty double-dealing ungentlemanly footling well below par cunning devious sly underhand wily hateworthy regrettable shifty conniving designing shady calculating guileful Machiavellian cheating stupid malicious malevolent disrespectful swinish outcast shrewd illegitimate unlawful deceiving inequitable unsportsmanly slick scheming knavish depraved shoddy graceless slipshod malignant indecent vulgar illicit a load of pants mediocre off-color ill-gotten rueful piteous heartrending below the belt Janus-faced out of order unhappy deficient against the rules not cricket harrowing melancholy very bad good-for-naught meritless good-for-nothing no-count no-account rubbish trashy damnable garbage wanting low-grade rubbishy calamitous doleful low-quality cut-rate less-than-stellar punk hellacious poor-quality second-class below par rebarbative sub-par insufferable second-rate two-bit third-rate under par blameworthy downer intolerable overwhelming bummer faulty godawful unbearable grim dolorous afflictive opprobrious afflicted suffering sorrowful gut-wrenching ruthful joyless distressed comfortless tearful cheerless degrading caitiff infamous below contempt beneath contempt dirty rotten low-life bogging grisly gut-churning monstrous vomitous vomit-inducing stomach-turning stomach-churning sick macabre horrific grody fearful from hell invidious outrageous very unpleasant nightmarish dislikeable lurid terrific nightmare undesirable creepy cringe-making terrifying emetic poisonous grewsome egregious exceptionable spine-chilling pestiferous ornery upsetting brutal savage fiendish bloody murderous dark unforgivable reeking forbidding unsightly flagitious hateable biting embarrassing cutting annoying pesky yecchy bloodthirsty violent sickly catty blood-and-guts sanguinary blood-and-thunder chunderous hated reviled discouraging harmful tainted diseased insupportable eerie sanguine very disgusting offending disconcerting repelling scabrous unpardonable inexcusable hurtful deleterious unhealthy pernicious injurious mischievous tremendous abusive impertinent insolent irritating discourteous frightening morbid woozy brackish rocky censurable blood-stained baneful unwholesome pestilential weird daunting fierce gory dislikable unlikable tasteless galling dismaying reeky serious alarming uncool shuddersome resentful blasted cussed spine-tingling pill heel strong high musty stenchy fusty deadly insalutary dangerous squicky cloying surfeiting sleazeball scuzzy raunchy godforsaken gnarly depressing frowzy frowsy miasmic frowsty perverted excruciating pigpen ripe sinful cruel barbaric debased iniquitous uncanny ghostly dim faint mortuary haggard wraithlike supernatural deathlike corpselike unnatural unearthly anemic ghoulish sepulchral funereal weak anaemic dissolute diabolic reprobate humiliating debauched ruthless coarse devilish contradictory inconsistent hostile opposed incompatible adverse barbarous inhuman unrighteous wrong inimical averse antipathetic antagonistic impure brutish unfriendly extrinsic counter against extraneous unconformable different opposite revulsive unfitted alien foreign abandoned merciless black-hearted flagrant in opposition inhumane heartless butcherly brute truculent sadistic wanton cacodemonic facinorous desperate hairy

Adjective

Having no use, purpose or reason
worthless valueless useless futile pointless ineffectual meaningless unavailing paltry trifling empty ineffective nugatory unproductive fruitless inferior no use defective deficient hollow inadequate inconsequential insubstantial measly miserable poor senseless trashy trivial unsatisfactory banal chaffy insignificant junky negligible nickel-and-dime no-good null pathetic petty poxy rubbishy silly unimportant unusable vain wanky wretched bootless inutile of no benefit pants piddling to no avail unfructuous abandoned barren bogus counterproductive ignoble mediocre nothing profitless rubbish sterile unessential unprofitable waste not much cop two a penny a dead loss a dime a dozen not worth a hill of beans unsuccessful inefficient inefficacious inept feeble weak abortive non-successful powerless failed otiose idle impotent feckless hamstrung inexpedient unfruitful incompetent unable indecisive to no effect unfit purposeless incapable forceless void withered neutralised inoperative defeasible spineless innocuous limited neutralized anticlimactic hopeless unavailable emasculate slack-spined bungled bungling unimpressive insufficient not effective no go no way lousy rotten no good invertebrate null and void aimless in vain to no purpose good-for-nothing of no use unrewarding thwarted lazy unpurposed wasted needless irrelevant apathetic spiritless of no avail without rhyme or reason impractical purportless vapid foiled slothful indolent frivolous irresponsible unambitious doomed shiftless without success unenterprising no dice lifeless unnecessary inane scrap expendable motiveless impracticable unremunerative superfluous baulked unprolific frustrated balked no-account Sisyphean on a treadmill uninspiring lacklustre not worth the candle lackluster thankless unworkable footling nonfunctional unreasonable unfunctional misfired rambling mindless unreal dysfunctional dallying nonsensical dry goalless unsuitable forlorn vacuous vacant delusive unsubstantial stupid disadvantageous defeated disastrous unhelpful exhausted casual loafing redundant botched lost of no value broken gainless inapt drifting for nought ne'er-do-well impuissant pyrrhic unsalable specious uneconomic failing throwaway insincere groundless scant absurd unserviceable objectless cheap miscarried stillborn nonpractical dead of no earthly use time-wasting baseless insipid unuseful inoperable insane fatuous no-win misleading unnotable puny slight shuck delusory frustaneous unlucrative wandering nonproductive uncreative slow unyieldly blocked wasteful ruined spoiled unfounded save one's breath unanimated lustreless listless muted unneeded resultless dull sorry Pyrrhic nongermane for naught not useful pitiful adrift boring going nowhere spoilt lacking foundation not a prayer in vicious circle not needed stale spinning one's wheels wild goose chase no good to gundy bad woeful tame messed up uninteresting helpless impossible lamentable deplorable meagre despicable contemptible without grounds without foundation arid tedious flat commonplace not pertinent wet not serious dreary drab unstimulating prosaic monotonous humdrum witless indiscriminate designless thoughtless illogical irrational wanton ill-fated bleak flaccid unmeaning unsound ill-suited inappropriate unsuited unfilled clear pitiable crummy sad unskillful unskilled desultory brainless random lackadaisical flimsy junk not proper unadvantageous inconsistent not good enough incompatible improper beyond remedy unachievable despaired of fustian reckless incautious uncareful carefree careless unreliable wild inexpert unskilful ridiculous floundering undirected haphazard shameful disgraceful dishonourable dishonorable meager unused unwanted inproficient bum unproficient wishy-washy uncalled for uncalled-for hit-or-miss lethargic improvident excess deceitful unindustrious dubious dishonest suspicious slack laggard directionless inattentive lagging unenergetic untrustworthy workshy devious procrastinating unmotivated lacking ability extra supernumerary leftover spare remaining discarded surplus left over

Adjective

Not enough in size, amount or degree
inadequate insufficient deficient poor meagre scarce short sparse limited scant incomplete insubstantial measly restricted weak inconsiderable low paltry inappreciable incommensurate meager miserly scanty sketchy skimpy bare exiguous feeble laughable pathetic shy barren depleted derisory junk lacking parsimonious piddling spare stunted thin dry failing small stinted unproductive not enough too few too little bush-league in short supply wanting negligible slight stingy little light slender slim sparing skimp tenuous miserable minimal flimsy trifling modest unfinished imperfect bitty patchy defective puny hand-to-mouth beggarly superficial unsatisfactory insignificant faulty tiny fragmentary rare scrappy scrimpy pitiful trivial lean thin on the ground shallow perfunctory reduced at a premium unsubstantial tight rudimentary unconvincing bereft few partial implausible nominal finite few and far between hard to come by shabby destitute shoddy minimum diminished infrequent inconsequential frail too small too little too late hard to find disappointing lamentable unpolished like gold dust sporadic not to be had not to be had for love nor money inferior cursory unbelievable flawed missing outline impaired substandard unsound mean scrimp contemptible inconceivable incredible unpersuasive hasty unsufficient second-rate needing mingy hurried devoid diminutive drained narrow hardly any piecemeal low on short on frugal scattered needed rough short of slipshod thinning barely sufficient crude little or no fragile uncritical depthless part not up to scratch half-baked occasional shortened leaving much to be desired incoherent fragmented fractional dispersed thinly distributed airy seldom met with lousy marginal penurious incidental ungenerous unqualified broad-brush confined petty infinitesimal picayune nugatory piffling minus unfitted incapable unample incompetent undermanned under strength thumbnail circumscribed defined definite determinate measured basic close imperceptible wispy out of little bitty smallish dwindling mediocre skeletal lacking in detail on the small side cut set ineffectual faint scrubby uncommon coming up short lowly delimited truncated threatened seldom semioccasional base ordinary subnormal not hacking it run-down transparent diffuse not much not making it short-handed strapped for pushed for frivolous threadbare disjointed at a low level unsatisfying unacceptable improbable untenable questionable vapid with an insufficiency of inept baseless puerile ungrounded fallacious false groundless illogical controvertible inane unreasonable assailable wishful weakly scarcer than hen's teeth absent not good enough exhaustible inquorate subtle flat mere unrefined not up to standard bodger not acceptable unfruitful infertile omitted empty cooked gone away unfulfilled bankrupt deprived less untidy unsystematic uneven disorganized weak-kneed casual not up to par burned out below par in default cut off desultory out of gas undeveloped undone abridged not up to expectations not much cop passing slapdash inconsistent disconnected half-pie unaccomplished qualified unexecuted unconsidered patchwork disorganised vague inchoate rude not total broken expurgated underdone unconsummated immature unwhole curtailed under construction not whole not entire garbled nodding rapid rushed token trite offhand duff unsuitable unworthy thrown together inattentive fleeting quick unassembled unequal underprovided undersupplied injured amiss damaged marred imprecise fuzzy flash summary insincere feigning second string second fiddle outta gas found wanting third string provisional not make it cobbled together woolly wooly introductory preliminary coarse unclear hazy not cut out for surface-level on the back of an envelope

Verb

To cause permanent loss of function of a limb or part of the body
disable cripple incapacitate maim mutilate injure damage mangle hurt weaken hamstring impair paralyze paralyse debilitate harm immobilize prostrate disfigure handicap dismember mar spoil immobilise batter undermine put out of action wound hack lacerate hock indispose hog-tie deface disqualify enfeeble crush disarm torpefy unstrengthen attenuate sap blunt lay up take out hobble hospitalize invalid hospitalise hinder disenable clip wings put on the sick list butcher put out of commission distort cut mangulate wreck make unfit make powerless pinion kibosh restrict sabotage unfit spike hogtie render powerless ruin exhaust shatter unbrace inactivate muzzle total enervate adulterate expurgate censor bowdlerize cut up scratch hack up amputate bowdlerise ravage knock out shoot down render incapable throw monkey wrench in tear apart cut to pieces mess up hash up palsy sideline dislimb stifle tear limb from limb make lame mayhem truncate massacre maul gimp break deform castrate blemish slash tear gash rend rip bruise slice scrape slit flaw claw contort scar graze stab sever torture incise disjoint dissect disarticulate destroy twist shred vitiate smash score separate pierce cleave split savage sunder cut open cut into pieces chop warp vandalize trash traumatize buckle scathe molest abuse squinch screw disfeature compromise crab malform bloody endamage carve misshape gnarl torment ribbon puncture part vandalise anatomize traumatise knot skew cross up divide wrench rive wince pinch beat cut to ribbons crack fray frazzle work over punish whip tarnish demolish blight defile shiver hew mark uglify bend brand annoy bow jigsaw saw burst disfashion distort the shape of make misshapen affect play merry hell with shear make unattractive scythe bend out of shape halt make ugly jam stop dig rake freeze deactivate tatter be torn wing hit clamp wheel-clamp zap blast irritate plug scrabble be rent tie prevent from moving bring to a standstill render inoperative make inoperative prevent from working action bring to a halt render inactive arrest invalidate stick ding ouch nick clip contuse knife gouge knacker crool open itch scrap jag grieve pique pain wax aggrieve foul distress prejudice sting burn disjoin open up rough up dissever dig into scrabble at grimace serrate lance wrest rupture evulse pull grab pluck run extract snatch yank seize rift pull apart quarter foul up draw blood shake up do mischief to do in section joint dichotomize pound crumple vivisect limb exsect exscind operate prosect pulverize cut apart break up lay open slice up dislocate scourge persecute slay mash cut about hash flay bang up put out cause pain to pummelled cause injury to pulverise mistreat maltreat ill-treat chop up pummel slap slug whack lash spank belt flog punch flail pommel afflict crucify martyr cut off the limbs of martyrize give someone the works smite brutalize impale grill inflict suffering on inflict pain on put on the rack brutalise

Verb

To cause to be ineffective or immobilized
paralyze cripple disable hamstring immobilise immobilize incapacitate prostrate anaesthetize anesthetize appal appall arrest astound bemuse benumb close daunt daze deaden debilitate demolish destroy disarm enfeeble freeze halt nonplus numb palsy petrify stun stupefy transfix weaken knock out make inert make nerveless shut down stop dead bring to grinding halt paralyse impair blunt sap handicap exhaust torpefy undermine put out of action maim enervate mangle dull devitalize dampen tire reduce stifle injure mutilate hock damage depress unnerve unfit attenuate unstrengthen ruin wreck shatter desensitize suppress fatigue diminish obtund weary damp drain drug deactivate cauterize retard repress frazzle desensitise indispose render insensitive poop knacker etiolate waste soften inactivate cauterise hurt harm muzzle spoil batter pinion kibosh sabotage mar hogtie unbrace total wear out make powerless disqualify invalidate subdue do in wash out lay low throw monkey wrench in fag out shoot down take out render incapable hobble make unfit spike restrict render powerless disfigure tranquilize lay someone up sedate deface dislimb sideline dismember make weak make feeble take it out of one deplete vitiate sap your strength wear to a frazzle jade stultify narcotize tranquillize dullen make lame chill alleviate lessen defuse deprive of sensation moderate mitigate check cushion abate palliate assuage decrease soothe ease relieve smother get rid of slow quiet put out of order dim frustrate take the edge off gas etherize chloroform deprive put an end to consume KO drown lay out dope put to sleep disband make safe subjugate occupy make harmless deescalate neutralize remove the fuse from skin unarm neutralise render defenseless strip jam stop disenable clamp wheel-clamp tie make inoperative action render inactive prevent from moving render inoperative prevent from working bring to a halt bring to a standstill fell floor drop overtire level tax down overtax whack overthrow mow defeat knock down tire out knock over bowl down bowl over make weary make helpless make impotent tucker out bring someone to their knees mow down bring low take it out of wound break crush lacerate wear down cut blemish hinder smash bruise tucker burn out conk out poop out peter out mess up rough up hack subvert blast compromise scratch maul blight bloody crab flaw endamage bush cross up wear foul up put out of commission deform hog-tie impoverish gash distort mangulate pound deteriorate graze ravage lower scupper scar torpedo hit emasculate adulterate tarnish dilute impede cut up scrape threaten overextend overdo run ragged overexert draw overfatigue overwork bankrupt prejudice hack up pummel lash temper calm queer debase tear apart lay up devaluate extenuate belt thin ding flag eviscerate sink flog punch shake up plug work over pummelled droop render infirm pommel whip outwear bust harass kill contuse bedraggle languish sag fizzle succumb punish wipe out water down do up put the kibosh on unhinge erode hospitalize butcher encumber hamper suck dry use up bring to a grinding halt unplug idle seize disempower make sleepy shake destabilize worsen invalid hospitalise exenterate disembowel shag out take wear on drain of energy confine to a wheelchair confine to bed clip wings jeopardize have a bad effect on eat away wear away rob from disrupt pull the rug out from under expurgate censor bowdlerize root afflict taint trash annihilate dismantle corrupt corrode turn off render inoperable wear oneself to a frazzle make tired nearly kill wear oneself to a shadow run into the ground amputate bowdlerise devalue cheapen tweak put on the sick list shock inconvenience scorch wither interfere with jeopardise screw up detract from smash up destabilise louse up muck up mayhem massacre gimp castrate truncate seize up cut to pieces hash up lose strength make useless become unable to move become immobilized grind to a halt become stuck cool be detrimental to cause detriment to do harm to wreak havoc on tear limb from limb allay muffle throw a monkey wrench into mollify sate appease slake contract tone down pierce slash hebetate put a damper on crool scathe wing puncture rip tear stab pique aggrieve foul burn grieve torture contort pain wax torment distress sting irritate zap pulverize constrict shrink deflate rarefy lighten dissipate offset carve cut to ribbons ouch stick slice nick clip overturn devastate put out cause pain to bang up cause injury to pulverise draw blood do mischief to dash open up slap spank slug pinch flail bore burst explode nix pop scotch banjax blow dish upset wreak havoc with rattle blow up do for beat thrash put paid to blow a hole in bring to naught bring to nought buffet bash strike wallop assault belabour deck clobber lick thump abuse pelt knock bang attack smack smite drub clout bat baste whop cudgel do club lace lambast lather whup curry beat up tonk hide tromp bludgeon bop hammer slog switch thwack whap slate lambaste birch belabor biff whale tan paddle thresh sock fib rain blows on knock about beat the living daylights out of lace into punch out lay one on knock around maltreat lay into do over brutalize dash against aim blows at knock into the middle of next week brutalise bung up give someone a good hiding

Verb

Strike repeatedly with hard blows
batter beat hit pound thrash bash buffet lash pummelled pummel assault strike wallop belt belabour clobber deck lick thump abuse flog knock maul pelt punch smash attack bang clout drub smack smite whack baste bat beat up belabor biff birch bludgeon bop club cudgel curry do fib hammer hide lace lambast lambaste lather paddle plug pommel slate slog sock switch tan thresh thwack tonk tromp whale whap whip whop whup rain blows on rough up aim blows at break bruise brutalise brutalize bung up contuse cripple deface disable disfigure knock about knock around lacerate maim maltreat mangle mess up mutilate punch out punish work over wreck dash against do over lace into lay into lay one on give someone a good hiding knock into the middle of next week beat the living daylights out of paste slap slug slam swat clip rap crack bust box clock swipe clap bonk zap nail bob tag lam cane whomp cuff welt boff pitch into let someone have it flail slosh spank light into quilt give someone a hiding dong beat up on chin swinge flagellate stick one on assail injure crush leather give someone a drubbing strap tear into larrup slash sail into thud have a go at trounce scourge set upon floor pulverize horsewhip give someone a beating hurt damage jab bump harm ram dot mug cowhide give someone a good beating rawhide give someone a good drubbing flatten trash pop pulverise weigh into crown tap set about impair crash king-hit flay lash out at mistreat let fly at dash mar destroy spoil wound turn on manhandle cream jump defeat distort chastise mash deform drum hook wham get stuck into sucker-punch demolish fall on duff someone up cosh let have it overwhelm rout round on welly fly at annihilate incapacitate bury blast contort smoke smother wax skunk bomb dust impact strike out at hit out at cut total screw twist drive hack shellac fill in KO ruin fall upon massacre blow away snow under blemish pounce upon beat hollow wipe the floor with give a hiding aggress kick in kick warp draw forge brain bushwhack blister besiege stab buckle lob butcher roughhouse torture slaughter squinch set on best crash against thrust ding scratch marmalize malform beat against skelp hit hard murder worst assault physically bang up zonk bash up collide misshape gnarl roll crucify tank blow impinge dismember own pounce on duff up strike at beat to a pulp walk all over chasten win a resounding victory over kill mangulate bring someone to their knees run rings around take to the cleaners turn inside out knot skew flaw walk over slam into slap around wince defeat utterly take a stick to make mincemeat of be victorious over blow out crack into triumph over blow out of the water get the better of crack against be hurled tear apart bombard revile handle knob finial saddlebow trim skin bam thump on knock on jerk shake whisk bear down give somebody a beating poke berate hit repeatedly wear out take out plant one varnish beat someone up windmill fustigate duke rain blows upon mishandle blackjack whirl eat alive knock down break down let one have it level fell clump conk paddlewhack physically attack flop flutter flap ferule impel break face lean on uppercut pellet blitz stone flax percuss dab whang sink run circles around land a punch ill-treat bend tan one's hide dust someone's britches warm someone's seat take care of whip someone's hide lay a finger on lunge gash graze put in the hospital strike with a stick beat with a stick box someone's ears come down on go for haul off on jump down one's throat plunge rend knock out ride roughshod let fly malleate bow scrape beat the pants off give a black eye send make misshapen distort the shape of bend out of shape put out cause pain to cause injury to dig push ambush tear pinch sic bean boot chop crumple bother run propel hamstring sick sideswipe mark harass beset adulterate expurgate cut up censor bowdlerize jackhammer twack stick butt blacken carve slay cut about hash slit separate slice chop up cook smack against mayhem hog-tie gimp castrate truncate disqualify crunch amputate cut to pieces tear limb from limb weaken hack up bowdlerise ravage hash up discolour descend on descend upon chop down jump on bump into bang into plough into drive into cannon into be in collision with meet head-on knock into come into collision with collide with smash into smack into run into knock cold do a number on zing make black and blue black discolor put out of action go in on knock block off turn to violence lay siege to knock for a loop grimace

Antonym of lame

lame Idiom, Proverb

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