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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.
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flaccid

(ˈflæksɪd; ˈflæs-)
adj
lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby
[C17: from Latin flaccidus, from flaccus]
flacˈcidity, ˈflaccidness n
ˈflaccidly adv
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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.
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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"
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flaccid

adjective limp, soft, weak, loose, slack, lax, drooping, flabby, nerveless Her wrist was limp and flaccid.
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flaccid

adjective
Lacking in stiffness or firmness:
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Translations

flaccid

[ˈflæksɪd] ADJfláccido
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flaccid

[ˈflæksɪd ˈflæsɪd] adj (= limp) → flasque
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flaccid

adj (liter)schlaff; prosesaft- und kraftlos
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flac·cid

a. flácido-a; débil, flojo-a;
___ paralysisparálisis ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

flaccid

adj flácido or fláccido
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Upon satisfactory anesthesia as judged by the flaccidness of tail, the heavily inflammed, congested, edematous uterine endometrium was cleaned with normal saline solution.
Is it any wonder, then, that the meticulous care English professor George Falconer takes with his dress at the beginning of Tom Ford's A Single Man, carefully laying out his Tom Ford wardrobe, fully prepares us for the flaccidness of his lecture on Huxley and the vacuousness of his extemporaneous digression on the subject of fear?
Still, Damon is on to something when he detects a drift and flaccidness in much of American youth.