namby-pamby


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Synonyms for namby-pamby

Synonyms for namby-pamby

lacking the qualities requisite for spiritedness and originality

Synonyms for namby-pamby

an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental

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weak in willpower, courage or vitality

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Democrats were the namby-pamby, goo-goo eggheads who thought hardened criminals could become good citizens with plenty of Prozac, hugs, and herb tea.
The only thing the New Museum challenges is our already thinly worn patience with their namby-pamby response, otherwise known as "death by committee," whenever they manage to get too close to issues that count.
IT seems that even politicians are not allowed to describe illegal immigrants as a 'swarm' (David Cameron) or a 'marauding mob' (Phillip Hammond) without the hairy-fairy, namby-pamby, liberal do-gooders objecting to these statements.
And there are no namby-pamby bite-sized canapes on his menu, even his starters are huge - the crispy potato skins loaded with cheese and bacon are so big they might not fit into your hand.
Jones'll do well excusing that type of namby-pamby behaviour next time he's down his local in Neath.
These speedo-fools will not be put off their criminal behaviour by namby-pamby penalties.
And now all this namby-pamby talk of enhanced medical prison care for those over 60 with life sentences.
99 Motorcycle fans would probably refer to MotoGP as 'real racing', compared with that namby-pamby fourwheeled nonsense.
If we went all namby-pamby on drugs would it bring the trade from the putrid bowels of the underworld or would it simply create a society of addicts?
I am sick of all this namby-pamby cow-towing to every other race, religion, culture etc.
Not a soft namby-pamby kind of love that so many so-called role models are in and out all the time, but a real love that will keep going when the going is tough, and it works, like Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu have proved.
Is our namby-pamby council using political correctness to sit on the fence because businesses who are out to make a profit do not seem to be so PC?
The cynics always knew you wouldn't let them down by adopting any namby-pamby, civilised European habits such as sipping wine at mealtimes when you could be necking gallons of strong cider.
It was all cutesy stuff, namby-pamby images for a highly charged film.