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    • Resolution: Fixed
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      noun (m / f)
      a wimp is a person who is physically weak and ( / or) lacks confidence and is not brave

      You might describe someone as a wimp because they are afraid to do something but you might also call someone a wimp because they are physically weak.

      to wimp out of doing something / to wimp out of something
      (phrasal verb)

      if you wimp out of doing something you do not do it because you are frightened. The important thing to note here, perhaps, is that if you accuse someone of 'wimping out' you are disapproving of their actions (or lack of). You do not feel sorry for them.

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        Gill Martin added a comment -

        synonyms in British English ... Don't be such a wimp, don't be so feeble, don't be so pathetic.

        I wonder if poruc comes anywhere near this?

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        Gill Martin added a comment - synonyms in British English ... Don't be such a wimp, don't be so feeble, don't be so pathetic. I wonder if poruc comes anywhere near this?
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        Jaume Ortolà i Font added a comment -

        Jo he pensat en "poruc" pel que fa a la falta de coratge i "nyicris" pel que fa a la feblesa física. També "ser un cagat".

        També se sent dir "patètic". "No siguis tan patètic!" No havia pensat mai que pogués ser per influència de l'anglès, però és probable que ho sigui.

        to wimp out of doing something / to wimp out of something (phrasal verb)
        arronsar-se (davant de, a l'hora de), arronsar-se-li el melic (a algú)

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        Jaume Ortolà i Font added a comment - Jo he pensat en "poruc" pel que fa a la falta de coratge i "nyicris" pel que fa a la feblesa física. També "ser un cagat". També se sent dir "patètic". "No siguis tan patètic!" No havia pensat mai que pogués ser per influència de l'anglès, però és probable que ho sigui. to wimp out of doing something / to wimp out of something (phrasal verb) arronsar-se (davant de, a l'hora de), arronsar-se-li el melic (a algú)

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            Linda Oxnard
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            Linda Oxnard
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