Origin of flaccid
Examples from the Web for flaccidity
Loss of consciousness was followed by flaccidity of all four extremities, hyperpyrexia, and death.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
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.
It sank, excused for the flaccidity by Nataly's want of common adventurous daring.One of Our Conquerors, Complete|George Meredith
Nor need we fear that the result of this would be any flaccidity of conviction, or lethargy in act.On Compromise|John Morley
British Dictionary definitions for flaccidity
Word Origin for flaccid
Word Origin and History for flaccidity
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.