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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
References in classic literature ?
Since Prince Andrew had last seen him Kutuzov had grown still more corpulent, flaccid, and fat.
The nerve of the savage had gone, and his muscle had become a flaccid thing.
But the indefinable weight the dead rabbits had left on her mind caused her to feel more than usual pity for the career of this weak young man, particularly when she looked at the picture where he leaned against a tree with a flaccid appearance, his knee-breeches unbuttoned and his wig awry, while the swine apparently of some foreign breed, seemed to insult him by their good spirits over their feast of husks.
The cheeks would become hollow or flaccid. Yellow crow's feet would creep round the fading eyes and make them horrible.
Terror was upon her white face as she saw it; her cheek was flaccid, and her mouth had almost the aspect of a round little hole.
Its outer covering was becoming flaccid, and floated loosely in the air, and the folds of the silk rustled and grated on each other.
The bullet-head crumpled forward upon its flaccid neck against the great hairy chest--the roaring and the shrieking ceased.
There, however, stood the old waiter at the door, in the same greasy black suit, with the same double chin and flaccid face, with the same huge bunch of seals at his fob, rattling his money in his pockets as before, and receiving the Major as if he had gone away only a week ago.
Pumblechook, leaning back in his chair, quite flaccid with admiration, "that's the way you know 'em, sir!" (I don't know who Sir was, but he certainly was not I, and there was no third person present); "that's the way you know the nobleminded, sir!
Soon the flaccid organ began to slowly expand and show such a tendency to upward movements that Challenger fastened the cords which held it to the trunks of the surrounding trees.
Agravaine was a good deal better equipped than his contemporaries with grey matter, but his height in his socks was but five feet four; and his muscles, though he had taken three correspondence courses in physical culture, remained distressingly flaccid. His eyes were pale and mild, his nose snub, and his chin receded sharply from his lower lip, as if Nature, designing him, had had to leave off in a hurry and finish the job anyhow.
The disease can result in irreversible paralysis affecting most commonly the leg muscles, but for 5 to 10 percent of acute flaccid paralysis cases, the breathing muscles are also affected which can cause death.