lamely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lame +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

lamely (comparative more lamely, superlative most lamely)

  1. In the manner of one who is lame.
  2. (colloquial) In a foolish or ineffective way.
    He lamely tried to lie his way out of it, but he wasn't really trying and no one believed him.