flabbiness

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Etymology[edit]

flabby +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

flabbiness (countable and uncountable, plural flabbinesses)

  1. The characteristic or quality of being flabby
    • April 1891, Robert Louis Stevenson, letter to Edmund Goose
      There were two, or perhaps three, flabbinesses of style which (in your work) amazed me. Am I right in thinking you were a shade bored over the last chapters?
    • 1907, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Human Toll (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 279:
      Woona had silently and swiftly backed away; and her ebon face, Ursula saw, had changed into leaden flabbiness with some horrible fear.

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