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1. Lacking firmness; hanging limply: flaccid muscles.
2. Lacking force, vigor, or effectiveness: a flaccid acting performance.
[Latin flaccidus, from flaccus, flabby.]
flac·cid′i·ty (-sĭd′ĭ-tē), flac′cid·ness n.
lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby
[C17: from Latin flaccidus, from flaccus]
flacˈcidity, ˈflaccidness n
flac•cid(ˈflæk sɪd, ˈflæs ɪd)
1. soft and limp; not firm; flabby.
2. lacking force; weak: a flaccid defense.
[1610–20; < Latin flaccidus=flacc(ēre) to grow weak, languish + -idus -id4]
flac•cid′i•ty, flac′cid•ness, n.
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|Adj.||1.||flaccid - drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness; "a flaccid penis"|
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
|2.||flaccid - 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"