Waiting for a taxi, he breathed in the spicy, flaccid atmosphere of the city and felt the strangeness of things around him.
In our less sexist age, Barack Obama has nevertheless found his Syria policy called “flaccid” and “impotent.”
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.
flaccid flac·cid (flāk'sĭd, flās'ĭd)
Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone.