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Other Namby-Pamby Definition

[n] an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental
[adj] weak in willpower

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doormat, weakling, wuss

Misc. Definitions

\Nam"by-pam`by\, n. [From Ambrose Phillips, in ridicule of the extreme simplicity of some of his verses.] Talk or writing which is weakly sentimental or affectedly pretty. --Macaulay.
\Nam"by-pam`by\, a. Affectedly pretty; weakly sentimental; finical; insipid. --Thackeray. Namby-pamby madrigals of love. --W. Gifford.

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