- soft and limp; not firm; flabby: flaccid biceps.
- lacking force; weak: flaccid prose.
Origin of flaccid
Related Words for flaccidityresilience, elasticity, resiliency, pliability, affability, plasticity, give, spring, pliancy, complaisance, suppleness, tractability, springiness, compliance, ductility, docility, flaccidity, bounce, malleability, adjustability
Examples from the Web for flaccidity
Historical Examples of flaccidity
It sank, excused for the flaccidity by Nataly's want of common adventurous daring.One of Our Conquerors, Complete
His very malevolence proceeded from a flaccidity which meanly envied the activities and enthusiasms of other men.English Literature: Modern
G. H. Mair
Soon it would lose its paleness and flaccidity, become pink and slightly convex, pulsing with Rastignac's blood.Rastignac the Devil
Philip Jos Farmer
Besides, inquiries concerning the health of cow-punchers were not only superfluous, but bordered on flaccidity.
Besides, inquiries concerning the health of cow- punchers were not only superfluous, but bordered on flaccidity.
- lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby
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.
- Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone.