Definition of Shambling

1. Noun. Walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet. "From his shambling I assumed he was very old"

Exact synonyms: Shamble, Shuffle, Shuffling
Generic synonyms: Walk, Walking
Derivative terms: Shamble, Shamble, Shuffle, Shuffle



Definition of Shambling

1. a. Characterized by an awkward, irregular pace; as, a shambling trot; shambling legs.

2. n. An awkward, irregular gait.

Definition of Shambling

1. Verb. (third-person singular of shamble) ¹

2. Adjective. Who walks while dragging or shuffling the feet. ¹

3. Noun. An awkward, irregular gait. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shambling

1. shamble [v] - See also: shamble

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shambling

shamanlike
shamans
shamas
shamata
shamateur
shamateurism
shamateurs
shamba
shambas
shamble
shambled
shambler
shamblers
shambles
shamblier
shambling (current term)
shamblingly
shamblings
shambly
shambolic
shambolically
shame
shame, shame
shame on you
shame plant
shameable
shameably
shamed
shamefaced
shamefacedly

Literary usage of Shambling

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"... to have a shambling sort —Frances A. Kemble, ' Girlhood/ iii. 257. (NED) 1845 See Appendix II. 1888 [The horse] is very affectionate,and he racks n mile ..."

2. The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History by John Lothrop Motley (1879)
"If there were one opinion in which the few who had taken the trouble to think of the puny, somewhat shambling stranger from Burgundy at all coincided, ..."

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