flabby

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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 ?
and each in his turn repeats the same down to the least distended, leakiest, and flabbiest paunched, that there be no mistake; and then the howl goes round again and again, until the sun disperses the morning mist, and only the patriarch is not under the pond, but vainly bellowing troonk from time to time, and pausing for a reply.
They are third flabbiest globally, weighing an average 13st 3lb, beaten only by Americans and Australians.
The lack of American tourists mean we Brits are the pinkest and flabbiest - and the only ones who don't know how to rub in suntan lotion properly.