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adj. flab·bi·er, flab·bi·est
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.
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Adv.1.flabbily - in a flabby manner; "the old man's muscles were sagging flabbily"


advschlaff; writtenschwammig
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One, pretending to imitate him, goes outside and comes in again in a ludicrously nervous manner, explaining to him afterward that that is the way he--meaning the shy fellow--walks into a room; or, turning to him with "This is the way you shake hands," proceeds to go through a comic pantomime with the rest of the room, taking hold of every one's hand as if it were a hot plate and flabbily dropping it again.
"Well, scholar of Antichrist, may you be strangled with the entrails of your mother!" exclaimed Phoebus, and he gave the drunken scholar a rough push; the latter slipped against the wall, and slid flabbily to the pavement of Philip Augustus.
Quale asked Ada and me, not inaudibly, whether he was not a great creature--which he certainly was, flabbily speaking, though Mr.
He giggled flabbily, and sat down in a steamer chair.