How to describe the walk of a man with an artificial leg? People with artificial legs don’t walk in the same way as a normal person. What are non-offensive words that can be used to describe their walk?
As I understand it, a person with an artificial leg often walks with a jerky gait. Sometimes it might be better described as a stiff gait, but the general principle would be that so long as whatever you put in front of gait doesn’t have too many offensive connotations, just use any normal word that fits the particular person’s way of walking (it will vary, obviously).
The artificial leg gave Carl a jerky gait, but he moved with a deliberate air.
You might get away with saying they walk with a slight limp, but limp isn’t normally a very positive word.
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