flaccidly

flaccid

[flak-sid, flas-id]
adjective
1.
soft and limp; not firm; flabby: flaccid biceps.
2.
lacking force; weak: flaccid prose.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin flaccidus flabby, equivalent to flacc(ēre) to grow weak, languish + -idus -id4

flaccidity, flaccidness, noun
flaccidly, adverb
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flaccid (ˈflæksɪd, ˈflæs-)
 
adj
lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby
 
[C17: from Latin flaccidus, from flaccus]
 
flac'cidity
 
n
 
'flaccidness
 
n
 
'flaccidly
 
adv

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flaccid
1620, from Fr. flaccide, from L. flaccidus "flabby," from flaccus "flabby," of uncertain origin (OED suggests it's onomatopoeic).
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flaccid flac·cid (flāk'sĭd, flās'ĭd)
adj.
Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone.


flac·cid'i·ty (-sĭd'ĭ-tē) or flac'cid·ness n.
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