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flac·cid

 (flăs′ĭd, flăk′sĭd)
adj.
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.
flac′cid·ly adv.

flaccid

(ˈflæksɪd; ˈflæs-)
adj
lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby
[C17: from Latin flaccidus, from flaccus]
flacˈcidity, ˈflaccidness n
ˈflaccidly adv

flac•cid

(ˈflæk sɪd, ˈflæs ɪd)

adj.
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.
flac′cid•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

flaccid

adjective limp, soft, weak, loose, slack, lax, drooping, flabby, nerveless Her wrist was limp and flaccid.

flaccid

adjective
Lacking in stiffness or firmness:
Translations

flaccid

[ˈflæksɪd] ADJfláccido

flaccid

[ˈflæksɪd ˈflæsɪd] adj (= limp) → flasque

flaccid

adj (liter)schlaff; prosesaft- und kraftlos

flac·cid

a. flácido-a; débil, flojo-a;
___ paralysisparálisis ___.

flaccid

adj flácido or fláccido
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