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flab·by

 (flăb′ē)
adj. flab·bi·er, flab·bi·est
1.
a. Soft and hanging loosely or in folds: a flabby belly.
b. Having a body characterized by fleshiness or softness, as from being somewhat overweight: He is very flabby around the waist.
2. Lacking force, control, or effectiveness: "The stories will be filled with more action than plot.... There will be more clichéd lines, more flabby reaction shots, more slack and vacuous scenes" (Theodore Roszak).

[Alteration of flappy, tending to flap, from flap.]

flab′bi·ly adv.
flab′bi·ness n.

flabby

(ˈflæbɪ)
adj, -bier or -biest
1. lacking firmness; loose or yielding: flabby muscles.
2. having flabby flesh, esp through being overweight
3. lacking vitality; weak; ineffectual
[C17: alteration of flappy, from flap + -y1; compare Dutch flabbe drooping lip]
ˈflabbily adv
ˈflabbiness n

flab•by

(ˈflæb i)

adj. -bi•er, -bi•est.
1. lacking firmness or tone; flaccid: flabby muscles.
2. lacking determination; weak.
[1690–1700; appar. alter. of earlier flappy]
flab′bi•ly, adv.
flab′bi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.flabby - out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; "he was too soft for the army"; "flabby around the middle"; "flaccid cheeks"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"

flabby

adjective
2. weak, ineffective, feeble, impotent, wasteful, ineffectual, disorganized, spineless, effete, boneless, nerveless, enervated, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal) Many signs of flabby management remain.

flabby

adjective
Lacking in stiffness or firmness:
Translations
مُتَرَهِّلمُتَرَهِّل، رَخْو
ochablý
lasketfedladen
veltto
mlohav
petyhüdt
linur, slappur, hvapholda
たるんだ
축 늘어진
gļēvsļengansslābs
flabberigkwabbigslap
ochabnutý
slapp
หย่อนยาน
nhẽo nhèo

flabby

[ˈflæbɪ] ADJ (flabbier (compar) (flabbiest (superl))) (= soft) → fofo; (= fat) → gordo (fig) → flojo, soso

flabby

[ˈflæbi] adj [person] → mou(molle); [flesh] → flasque

flabby

adj (+er) thighs, stomach, muscles, skinschlaff; person alsoschwabbelig (inf); (fig: = ineffectual) → schlaff; he’s getting flabby (round the middle)er setzt (um die Taille) Speck an

flabby

[ˈflæbɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → flaccido/a, floscio/a

flabby

(ˈflӕbi) adjective
loose and fat; not firm. flabby cheeks.

flabby

مُتَرَهِّل ochablý lasket schwabbelig πλαδαρός fofo veltto mou mlohav flaccido たるんだ 축 늘어진 kwabbig slapp sflaczały flácido дряблый slapp หย่อนยาน gevşek nhẽo nhèo 松弛的

flabby

a. blando-a, flojo-a; pop. fofo-a.

flabby

adj (comp -bier; super -biest) fofo, flácido or fláccido, flojo
References in classic literature ?
Brow and head were round and of massive weight, but the face was flabby and irresolute.
Lorenzo de Medici was flabby and boneless; Rebecca was a thing of fire and spirit: he lacked energy and courage; Rebecca was plucky at two and dauntless at five.
The bestial faces, daubed with color--the huge mouths and flabby hanging lips--the yellow teeth, sharp filed--the rolling, demon eyes--the shining naked bodies--the cruel spears.
His face, composed of red and white, like that of the Madonna of Vandyke, was furrowed by two silver rivulets which had dug their beds in his cheeks, as full formerly as they had become flabby since his grief began.
His cheeks, which were so flabby that they looked heavier below, were twitching violently; but he wore the air of a man little concerned in what the two ladies were saying.
They're cold and flabby, like cabbages, in spite of their prettiness.
He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.
In the room over that, a little flabby terrier of a clerk with dangling hair (his cropping seemed to have been forgotten when he was a puppy) was similarly engaged with a man with weak eyes, whom Mr.
Their lips were less flabby and pendent, and their eye-teeth did not look so much like fangs.
But this kiss had tasted soapsuds, and the lips, he had noticed, were flabby.
This flabby lump of mortality that we work so hard at with such patient perseverance, yields no sign of you.
Where," asked he, with a look askance at them -- for it was the clergyman's peculiarity that he seldom, now-a-days, looked straight forth at any object, whether human or inanimate" where, my kind doctor, did you gather those herbs, with such a dark, flabby leaf?