hanging loosely or limply, as flesh or muscles; flaccid.
having such flesh.
lacking strength or determination.
- flab·bi·ly, adverb
- flab·bi·ness, noun
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How to use flabby in a sentence
With warming temperatures, the heat-sensitive, thin-skinned grape overripens and the acidity drops, resulting in a wine that tastes flabby and lacks depth and complexity.
Most of the others had crusts that were too flabby, too tough or too overcooked to be worth eating.America forgot how to make proper pie. Can we remember before it’s too late? | Megan McArdle | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
Winemaker Xavier Arnaudin harvests early to avoid the flabby, high-alcohol-style wine the grape can yield when too ripe, then he adds a little texture by fermenting the grapes on their skins.Snag the equivalent of four bottles of flavorful red wine in this $30 box | Dave McIntyre | March 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Music generally sounds flabbier through the Echo compared to the Nest Audio.
After a night with football legend Joe Namath, she told her driver that Namath was “flabby.”
He was twenty-five and in peak physical condition when he went in, but a flabby thirty when he came out.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life | Paul Hemphill | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not every kid who returns home suffers from bombastic dreams matched only by their lack of direction and flabby self-discipline.Boomerang Moms: When Mommy Returns to Deal With ‘Adultescents’ | Sally Koslow | June 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
You see for yourself that that paragraph just consists of flabby and general rhetoric that kinda sorta sounds believable.
In a Rolling Stone article about Secretary of State Clinton, he referred to her “flabby arms.”
It is as much as I can do to prevent myself flinging my arms round the old shop-woman's neck and kissing her flabby cheeks.Marguerite | Anatole France
When I hear (as I often do) some flabby boozer whining and ascribing his trouble to the drinkshop, I despise him.The Chequers | James Runciman
His eyes had retreated deeper into the sockets, and his thick lips, once so firm and domineering, were loose and flabby.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
The flabby hand laid the weapon in Crozier's lean and strenuous fingers.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
The object had something of the form of a jester's bauble with points, which hung flabby and undulating.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for flabby
lacking firmness; loose or yielding: flabby muscles
having flabby flesh, esp through being overweight
lacking vitality; weak; ineffectual
- flabbily, adverb
- flabbiness, noun
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