Examples of flaccid in a Sentence
Virgil Thomson, in his review of the evening, called the libretto “flaccid and spineless,” but that is unfair. It is a witty piece of writing. —J. D. McClatchy, New Republic, 29 Nov. 1993
Her hands are long and slim, delicate, as Dorothy's were; her handshake is flaccid, her smile is sweet but unconvincing. —Richard Bausch, Esquire, August 1990
Half must have been, of course, men and women over fifty and their bodies reflected the pull of their character … many a man had a flaccid paunch … —Norman Mailer, Harper's, November 1968
the flaccid stalks of celery that had been around for far too long
Recent Examples of flaccid from the Web
In this postseason, the Warriors can go slack for seven or eight minutes at a time, their passes flaccid, their shot-making a little off.
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It’s venerable pastor Floyd Massey (Rex Isom, Jr., whose performance is filled with dignity but a bit flaccid) who, as a member of the Planning Commission, fails his community by not spotting the early plans to plow through Rondo.
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Origin and Etymology of flaccid
Latin flaccidus, from flaccus flabby
First Known Use: 1620See Words from the same year
FLACCID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flaccid for English Language Learners
: not firm : not hard or solid
: lacking strength or force
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