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 (flăs′ĭd, flăk′sĭd)
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.
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Noun1.flaccidity - a flabby softness
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded


[flækˈsɪdɪtɪ] Nflaccidez f
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