flasque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French flasque

Adjective[edit]

flasque (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) flabby
    a flasque sheaf

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin flaccus, with spelling pronunciation of non-etymological s. Doublet of flache.

Adjective[edit]

flasque (plural flasques)

  1. flabby, not firm
    Synonym: mou
  2. (figuratively) characterless
    • 1994, Yasmina Reza, ‘Art’:
      marc. Yvan, tu n’as pas de consistance. Tu es un être hybride et flasque.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately from Late Latin flasco. Doublet of fiasco and flacon.

Noun[edit]

flasque f (plural flasques)

  1. flask

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