adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1812 1. Scottish pinched and starved in appearance 2. Scottish weak, insipid — used of drink

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  • shilpit — ˈshilpə̇t adjective Etymology: origin unknown 1. Scotland : having a pinched and starved appearance : puny 2. Scotland : weak, insipid …   Useful english dictionary

  • shilpit — /shil pit/, adj. Scot. 1. (of a person) sickly; puny; feeble. 2. (of liquor) weak; watery. [1795 1805; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • shilpit — shil·pit …   English syllables

  • feeble — adj 1. weak, frail, fragile, delicate, slight, puny, Pathol. asthenic, anemic; weakly, sickly, not strong, unhealthy, Scot. shilpit, ailing; infirm, unsteady, Inf. dotty, shaky, trembling, tottering, doddering; impotent, powerless, impuissant,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • low — I adj 1. ground level, low lying, low hanging, unelevated; coastal, sea level; flat, depressed, concave, sunken; nether, under, underground, buried, submerged, underwater, submarine, undersea, deep. 2. short, small, little, stumpy, truncated,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • unfit — adj 1. unsuitable, unsuited, ill suited, inappropriate, undue, unfitting, unbefitting, unmeet, unseemly; malapropos, inapt, unapt, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelevant, ungermane, nongermane, unperti nent, off the mark, beside the point or… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • watery — adj 1. aqueous, liquid, liquefied, serous, fluid, hydrous. 2. sodden, soggy, soppy, sopping, sopping wet, wet; oozy, leaking, seepy, seeping; damp, dank, moist, overmoist; soaked, drenched, saturated, soused, waterlogged; boggy, swampy, quaggy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • weak — adj 1. frail, fragile, breakable, delicate; unstable, unsteady, unsubstantial; flimsy, jerry built, gimcrack, rickety, ramshackle, dilapidated, falling apart or down, tumble down, decayed, rotten. 2. feeble, puny, nonmuscular, nonathletic,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wishy-washy — adj 1. weak, thin, watery, runny, watered down, diluted, cut, stretched, attenuated, (of liquor) Scot. shilpit; pappy, paplike, milk and water, soppy, sodden; insipid, jejune, pallid, Sl. nothing, Sl. blah; bland, tasteless, flavorless, flat,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • shelpit — variant of shilpit a. Sc …   Useful english dictionary

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