Definitions for namby-pambyˈnæm biˈpæm bi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. namby-pamby(adj)

    an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental

  2. namby-pamby, gutless, spineless, wishy-washy(adj)

    weak in willpower, courage or vitality

GCIDE

  1. Namby-pamby(a.)

    Indecisive or weak; lacking firmness or resolve; -- of actions and policies.

Wiktionary

  1. namby-pamby(Noun)

    One that is insipid, sentimental or weak.

  2. namby-pamby(Adjective)

    Insipid and sentimental

  3. namby-pamby(Adjective)

    Lacking vigor or decisiveness; spineless; wishy-washy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Namby-pamby(noun)

    talk or writing which is weakly sentimental or affectedly pretty

  2. Namby-pamby(adj)

    affectedly pretty; weakly sentimental; finical; insipid

  3. Origin: [From Ambrose Phillips, in ridicule of the extreme simplicity of some of his verses.]


Translations for namby-pamby

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ñoño, sosoSpanish
  • gnangnanFrench
  • smidollato, sdolcinato, codardo, insulso, mollaccione, insipidoItalian

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