Flaccidity



[flak-sid, flas-id] /ˈflæk sɪd, ˈflæs ɪd/

adjective
1.
soft and limp; not firm; flabby:
flaccid biceps.
2.
lacking force; weak:
flaccid prose.
/ˈflæksɪd; ˈflæs-/
adjective
1.
lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby
adj.

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.

flaccid flac·cid (flāk’sĭd, flās’ĭd)
adj.
Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone.
flac·cid’i·ty (-sĭd’ĭ-tē) or flac’cid·ness n.

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