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  1. namby-pamby

    • IPA[ˌnambēˈpambē]

    美式

    • adj.
      lacking energy, strength, or courage; feeble or effeminate in behavior or expression
    • n.
      a feeble or effeminate person
    • noun: namby-pamby, plural noun: namby-pambies

    • 釋義

    形容詞

    • 1. lacking energy, strength, or courage; feeble or effeminate in behavior or expression these weren't namby-pamby fights, but brutal affairs where heads hit the sidewalk

    名詞

    • 1. a feeble or effeminate person he was a good boy, a namby-pamby, who kept the place assigned to him
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    • IPA[nambɪˈpambi]

    英式

    • adj.
      lacking energy, strength, or courage; weak or ineffectual: namby-pamby liberals
    • n.
      a weak or ineffectual person: he was a good boy, a namby-pamby, who kept the place assigned to him

    Oxford Dictionary