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wimp

noun [C] uk   us   /wɪmp/ informal disapproving
a person who is not strong, brave, or confident: I'm afraid I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to climbing up ladders.
wimpish
adjective uk   us   /ˈwɪm.pɪʃ/ (also wimpy )
I'm far too wimpish to go rock climbing.
Translations of “wimp”
in Arabic ضَعيف, واهِن…
in Korean 겁쟁이…
in Malaysian orang yg bacul…
in French poule mouillée…
in Turkish zayıf/korkak/kendine güvenmeyen/kaçak kimse…
in Italian pappamolle…
in Chinese (Traditional) 懦弱無用的人…
in Russian трус…
in Polish mięczak…
in Vietnamese người nhút nhát…
in Spanish tímido, cortado, parado…
in Portuguese fraco, -a, frouxo…
in Thai ผู้ที่ไม่มีกำลังใจ…
in German der Jammerlappen…
in Catalan poruc, -uga…
in Japanese 気の弱い人(やつ)…
in Indonesian pengecut…
in Chinese (Simplified) 懦弱无用的人…
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