What is another word for lamely?

Pronunciation: [lˈe͡ɪmli] (IPA)

Lamely is a word that describes something that is done in a weak or inadequate manner. There are many synonyms for this word that can be used in different situations. Some of the common synonyms for lamely include poorly, ineffectively, weakly, clumsily, inadequately, badly, insufficiently, unsatisfactorily, and unsuccessfully. All of these words share the same notion of something being done in a less-than-satisfactory manner. When choosing a synonym for lamely, it is important to consider the context of the situation and the tone of the message being conveyed. Choosing the right synonym can help to add clarity and precision to one's writing or speech.

What are the opposite words for lamely?

Lamely is an adverb that describes doing something in an inadequate or unsatisfactory manner. Its antonyms include adverbs like ably, proficiently, expertly, masterfully, skillfully, deftly, and competently. These words describe the opposite of lamely and express the idea of doing something effectively or efficiently. For example, if someone completes a task ably, it means they have done it well and are competent. On the other hand, if someone completes a task lamely, it means they have done it poorly and are inadequate. Therefore, using antonyms of lamely can add nuance and precision to your language, while avoiding negative connotations.

Usage examples for Lamely

"You must know the truth," she said, a little lamely.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
"Katharine has a great many friends," said William rather lamely, sitting down once more, as Katharine left the room.
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf
People aren't simple, and though they may mean to be reasonable, they end"-in the condition in which she found herself, she meant, but added lamely-"in a muddle."
"Night and Day"
Virginia Woolf

Famous quotes with Lamely

  • All of us, no matter from what land our parents came, no matter in what way we may severally worship our Creator, must stand shoulder to shoulder in a united America for the elimination of race and religious prejudice. We must stand for a reign of equal justice to both big and small.We must direct every national resource, material and spiritual, to the task not of shirking difficulties, but of training our people to overcome difficulties. Our aim must be, not to make life easy and soft, not to soften soul and body, but to fit us in virile fashion to do a great work for all mankind. This great work can only be done by a mighty democracy, with these qualities of soul, guided by those qualities of mind, which will both make it refuse to do injustice to any other nation, and also enable it to hold its own against aggression by any other nation. In our relations with the outside world, we must abhor wrongdoing, and disdain to commit it, and we must no less disdain the baseness of spirit which lamely submits to wrongdoing. Finally and most important of all, we must strive for the establishment within our own borders of that stern and lofty standard of personal and public neutrality which shall guarantee to each man his rights, and which shall insist in return upon the full performance by each man of his duties both to his neighbor and to the great nation whose flag must symbolize in the future as it has symbolized in the past the highest hopes of all mankind.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • The glare of that much-mentioned brilliance, love,    Broke out, to show Its bright incipience sailing above, Still promising to solve, and satisfy, And set unchangeably in order. So    To pile them back, to cry, Was hard, without lamely admitting how It had not done so then, and could not now.
    Philip Larkin
  • Of course he could only describe his impressions very lamely, for they were purely of the mind, and he had no material peg to hang them on, so that I could realise them. But the gist of it was that he had been gradually becoming conscious of what he called 'Presences' in his world. They had no effect on Space — did not leave footprints in its corridors, for instance — but they affected his mind. There was some mysterious contact established between him and them. I asked him if the affection was unpleasant and he said 'No, not exactly.' But I could see a hint of fear in his eyes.
    John Buchan

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