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namby-pamby

adj.感伤的,矫饰的 n.矫饰,感伤的人

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namby-pamby


/,næmbɪ 'pæmbɪ; `næmbɪ`pæmbɪ/
adj (derog 贬) (of people or their talk) foolishly sentimental (指人或谈话)多愁善感的, 忧天忧地的.

n such a person 多愁善感的人
*Don't be such a namby-pamby! 别那么千愁万虑的!

namby-pamby


adj informal
[Date: 1700-1800; Origin: Name given to the English poet Ambrose Philips (1674-1749) to make fun of him]
too weak and gentle and not strict or tough enough
 For some people soccer has a reputation as a rather namby-pamby sport.
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