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1. Weak; lacking force or conviction. Many have criticized the president's limp-wristed response to the attack, calling for him to authorize a full-fledged military strike.
2. (usually of a man) Weak; effeminate; lacking qualities typically associated with masculinity. (Often used in a pejorative way to imply that a man is homosexual.) He was at first dismissed out of hand by many as just a limp-wristed fop, but he proved himself to be one of the toughest litigators in the country.

(limp) dishrag

n. a totally helpless person; a cowardly and spineless person. He’s sweet, but he’s a dishrag.
See also: dishrag, limp
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Use mostly on the roots because it is here that limpness originates.
They report in the October issue that new drugs in development provide an easy solution to taking the limpness out of a man's penis and replacing it with the equivalent of blue steel.
Secondary signs & symptoms: Insomnia, profuse dreams, low back and knee soreness and limpness, a heavy head but feet light
Limpness is really lack of body, whereby your hair doesn't feel full enough, its volume is less than you would like, it dries flat and loses its style quickly.
Moreover, it may not be as full or as hard as before, and many men see such limpness as spelling the end of their sexual existence.
An accountant, he also suffers from the associated condition of cataplexy - a muscular limpness which causes its victims to collapse fully conscious without warning.
They were 90 minutes of a limpness and disorganisation to evoke comparison with the insipid 7-0 surrender by Alec Watson's Blues at Hull City's windswept Anlaby Road ground on December 4,1909.
Implying a certain limpness of wedding tackle is pretty crushing, but saying a man smells, now that really is damning.
Use mostly on the roots as it is here limpness originates.
He is also struck by the related condition cataplexy, a muscular limpness, which causes him to collapse fully conscious without warning.
There would have been immediate noticeable effects, possibly drowsiness or unconsciousness and limpness.
She hadn't broken her spine as her position suggested, but simply had total muscular limpness like a rag doll.
After Dukas' unimpeachable Sorcerer's Apprentice , shorn of magic here and more like self-conscious very early Stravinsky (some scintillating bassoon and harp contributions), came two of the most tedious examples of French violin repertoire: the over-heated limpness of Chausson's Poeme and the vapid Havanaise by Saint-Saens.
Any limpness can be counteracted by styling products.