Origin of flaccid
Examples from the Web for flaccid
In our less sexist age, Barack Obama has nevertheless found his Syria policy called “flaccid” and “impotent.”
Waiting for a taxi, he breathed in the spicy, flaccid atmosphere of the city and felt the strangeness of things around him.
Jerran thrust his pick under the flaccid corpse and tossed it with one quick motion into the hole.The Buttoned Sky|Geoff St. Reynard
The abdomen is soft and flaccid and the affected coil is rarely to be felt.
The actressviewing the return of her countrymen, with flaccid pocketbooks, from the land of dollarshad no misgivings.
There are many politicians in every epoch whose principles grow slack and flaccid at the approach of the golden sun of royalty.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)|John Morley
Go below again, and it becomes moist, flaccid, and almost wet.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack|Elisha Kent Kane
Word Origin for flaccid
1610s, from French flaccide or directly from Latin flaccidus "flabby," from flaccus "flabby, flap-eared," of uncertain origin (OED suggests it's imitative). Related: Flaccidly; flaccidity.