from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking firmness; flaccid: getting flabby around the waist. See Synonyms at limp.
- adj. Lacking force or vitality; ineffectual: flabby self-pity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging loose by its own weight; wanting firmness; flaccid; as, flabby flesh.
- adj. Having a slight lack of acidity; having mild sweetness.
- adj. Turgid or overwrought.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging loose by its own weight; wanting firmness; flaccid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without firmness or elasticity; hanging loose by its own weight; lax; flaccid: said chiefly of flesh: as, flabby cheeks.
- Figuratively, nerveless; languid; feeble; lacking substance or force: as, a flabby manner; flabby logic or rhetoric.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
Some judges are — what I call flabby, Mr. Caldigate.
Some judges are -- what I call flabby, Mr. Caldigate.
I hesitate to call it flabby, because it's not, but the wine lacks acidity for it's medium body and, again, rather neutral flavors.
If they become too fat, that is a flaw and they are called flabby.
Water wings are what I call flabby arms (hey mine are flabby so shut up!
The whole of her argument is based upon my use of that one word, "flabby" -- which she argues is evidence of my typically male tendency to fixate on the appearance of female politicians.
The whole of her argument is based upon my use of that one word, 'flabby' -- which she argues is evidence of my typically male tendency to fixate on the appearance of female politicians.
I don’t know whether the same expression exists in English, but we call flabby elderly ladies’ upper arms ‘pilican bills’.
David--- yeah, I miss those novels that got where they were going in 65,000 words and left you more satisfied than if you'd just read a million-word flabby fantasy series.
The whole figure and air, good and amiable otherwise, might be called flabby and irresolute; expressive of weakness under possibility of strength.
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