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NAMBY-PAMBY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does namby-pamby mean? 

NAMBY-PAMBY (noun)
  The noun NAMBY-PAMBY has 1 sense:

1. an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental

  Familiarity information: NAMBY-PAMBY used as a noun is very rare.


NAMBY-PAMBY (adjective)
  The adjective NAMBY-PAMBY has 1 sense:

1. weak in willpower, courage or vitality

  Familiarity information: NAMBY-PAMBY used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NAMBY-PAMBY (noun)


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Meaning:

An insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("namby-pamby" is a kind of...):

doormat; weakling; wuss (a person who is physically weak and ineffectual)


NAMBY-PAMBY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Weak in willpower, courage or vitality

Synonyms:

namby-pamby; spineless; wishy-washy; gutless

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


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