flaccid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin flaccidus.

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Adjective[edit]

flaccid (comparative more flaccid, superlative most flaccid)

  1. Flabby.
    • 1955, Joseph Heller, Catch-22, chapter 13, page 140:
      Colonel Korn, a stocky, dark, flaccid man with a shapeless paunch, sat completely relaxed on one of the benches in the front row, his hands clasped comfortably over the top of his bald and swarthy head.
  2. Soft; floppy.
    • 2006, Simon LeVay, Sharon McBride Valente, Human Sexuality, page 93:
      They first measured along the top surface of the flaccid penis, [...]
  3. Lacking energy or vigor.
    • 2006, Jeff Bloodworth, “"THE PROGRAM FOR BETTER JOBS AND INCOME": WELFARE REFORM, LIBERALISM, AND THE FAILED PRESIDENCY OF JIMMY CARTER.”, International Social Science Review, volume 81, number 3/4, page 135-150: 
      The flaccid economy of the 1970s rendered Americans even more hostile toward liberal welfare policies.

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