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pal·sy / ˈpôlzē/ • n. (pl. -sies) dated paralysis, esp. that which is accompanied by involuntary tremors: a kind of palsy had seized him. ∎ archaic a condition of incapacity or helplessness. • v. (-sies, -sied) [tr.] (often be palsied) affect with paralysis and involuntary tremors: she feels as if the muscles on her face are palsied | [as adj.] (palsied) fig. the old-boy network laid its palsied hand upon the business of wealth creation.

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palsy XIII. ME. pa(r)lesi — (O)F. paralisie (AN. parlesie) — Rom. *paralisia, for L. paralysis PARALYSIS.
Hence palsied XVI.

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palsy (pawl-zi) n. paralysis. See Bell's palsy, cerebral palsy.

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palsy: see paralysis.

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palsyjazzy, snazzy •palsy-walsy • Ramsay •pansy, tansy •Anasazi, Ashkenazi, Ashkenazy, Benghazi, Ghazi, kamikaze, khazi, Stasi, Swazi •prezzie •frenzy, Mackenzie •Bel Paese, Buthelezi, crazy, daisy, Farnese, glazy, hazy, lazy, Maisie, mazy, oops-a-daisy, Piranesi, upsy-daisy, Veronese •stir-crazy •breezy, cheesy, easy, easy-peasy, Kesey, Parcheesi, queasy, sleazy, wheezy, Zambezi •teensy • speakeasy •busy, dizzy, fizzy, frizzy, Izzy, Lizzie, tizzy •flimsy, whimsy •Kinsey, Lindsay, Lynsey •poesy •Aussie, cossie, mossie •Swansea • gauzy • causey •ballsy, palsy •blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, housey-housey, lousy •cosy (US cozy), dozy, Josie, mafiosi, mosey, nosy, posey, posy, prosy, Rosie, rosy •Boise, noisy

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