flabbiness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flabbiness - a flabby softness
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
Translations

flabbiness

[ˈflæbɪnɪs] N
1. (= chubbiness) → gordura f
2. (fig) [of speech, argument] → flojedad f, debilidad f

flabbiness

n (of thighs, stomach, muscles, skin)Schlaffheit f; (of person)Schwabbeligkeit f (inf); (fig: = ineffectual nature) → Schlaffheit f

flabbiness

[ˈflæbɪnɪs] n (of flesh) → flaccidezza
References in classic literature ?
He was growing stout and soft, and there was unwonted flabbiness in his muscles.
This purse was of a thinness, a flabbiness, a hollowness, which did not escape the eye of Cropole.
Her skin, so brown and hardened, had not that look of flabbiness, as if the sap beneath it had been secretly drawn away.
I have spoken of the impression of flabbiness which this man Blessington conveyed.
A sallow flabbiness was upon him when he took the stopper out, and presented the bottle to Mr Clennam's nose.
Shame flushed her cheeks, at her flabbiness in the face of a regime so flagrantly unkind; a newcomer's embarrassment in a world which stood monolithically against those norms Tada had raised her to respect.
The surgery brings the weight down from 15 to 20 kgs without causing any flabbiness. I took a decision after I saw myself in the series "Al Mowajaha", I decided I should take care of myself especially that I am at the time where producers are asking me to be part of their projects and people accepted me and liked me so I did not want to ruin that image so I started taking care of myself more, but eventually I do it for myself and I thank Layalina magazine for the title they gave me and I am happy for it.
He highlighted the importance of monitoring cases of administrative flabbiness, and corruption.
upgrading the public employment, with structures that overcome flabbiness and irrational disbursements .
He galloped well this week and the flabbiness is starting to go so I'd expect him to go forward again from the semi.
(31) See Boyle, 62, for Klugmann's "flabbiness and limpness" in Cambridge.
"That flabbiness depends, at least in part, on where your body deposits fat," says Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, Exercise Physiologist and Sports Dietitian at the Weill Cornell-affiliated Hospital for Special Surgery.