flaccid

[ flak-sid, flas-id ]SEE DEFINITION OF flaccid
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He lifted his head and sniffed the flaccid air, which was laden with a heavy odour.

That the Intermediatist is likely to be a flaccid compromiser.

He felt weak and shaky but resentment energized his flaccid muscles.

His flaccid mind had never questioned the truth of its dogmas.

But how could something happen in a world of flat gold sand and flaccid sea?

The left lung was light and flaccid, when compared to the right.

The muscles were limp and flaccid, not having had time to stiffen.

They are gone, and we are left—an unprejudiced, but an invertebrate and a flaccid, generation.

The sense is limp and flaccid, showing that the mind is flabby.

His tail is flaccid, and as long again as his head and body.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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