[ fla-sid-i-tee, flak- ]
/ flæˈsɪd ɪ ti, flæk- /
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the state or condition of being soft and limp; flabbiness or lack of firmness: This therapy also tightens the skin by helping to reduce flaccidity, lift sagging tissues, and restore skin tone and structure.
lack of strength or force; weakness: Assuring other nations that the United States will exercise its power responsibly, sparingly, virtuously, and in accordance with international norms is not a sign of moral flaccidity.
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Sometimes flac·cid·ness [flas-id-nis, flak-] /ˈflæs ɪd nɪs, ˈflæk-/ .
Words nearby flaccidity
flabby, flabellate, flabelli-, flabellum, flaccid, flaccidity, flack, flackery, flacon, flag, flag captain
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How to use flaccidity in a sentence
His very malevolence proceeded from a flaccidity which meanly envied the activities and enthusiasms of other men.English Literature: Modern|G. H. Mair
In "Jennie Gerhardt" there is no such flaccidity of structure, no such vacillation in aim, no such proliferation of episode.A Book of Prefaces|H. L. Mencken
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.