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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 ?
The brother and sister departed, and left Judge Pyncheon sitting in the old home of his forefathers, all by himself; so heavy and lumpish that we can liken him to nothing better than a defunct nightmare, which had perished in the midst of its wickedness, and left its flabby corpse on the breast of the tormented one, to be gotten rid of as it might!
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?
His muscles were wasting away, and what were left were soft and flabby.
We had dinner out in that broad open passage be- twixt the house and the kitchen; and there was things enough on that table for seven families -- and all hot, too; none of your flabby, tough meat that's laid in a cupboard in a damp cellar all night and tastes like a hunk of old cold cannibal in the morning.
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.
He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.
It was a stout pale pudding, heavy and flabby, and with great flat raisins in it, stuck in whole at wide distances apart.
As to you," Joe pursued with a countenance expressive of seeing something very nasty indeed: "if you could have been aware how small and flabby and mean you was, dear me, you'd have formed the most contemptible opinion of yourself
I put the shoes first advisedly, for they made an even deeper impression upon me than a seedy black coat, a pair of threadbare trousers, a flabby cravat, or a crumpled shirt collar.
The appearance of the Admiral, on the other hand, was rosy, and flabby, and moist; his jowl hung over his shirt collar, his smile was loose and wandering, and he had so far relaxed the natural control of his eyes, that one of them was aimed inward, as if to watch the growth of the carbuncle.
Also, she was short and inordinately stout, while her gross, flabby chin completely concealed her neck.
With a perversity which should be forgiven to those who suffer night and day and are as if drunk with an exalted unhappiness, I went on: "For the sake of an old cast-off glove; for I suppose a disdained love is not much more than a soiled, flabby thing that finds itself on a private rubbish heap because it has missed the fire.