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- n. The condition of being flaccid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being flaccid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as flaccidness.
- n. A disease of silkworms, due to fermentation of the food in the intestinal canal, and caused by one of the bacteria, Micrococcus Bombycis. Also called flachery or (as French) flacherie, or (as Italian) flaccidezza.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flabby softness
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Now he's scaring us with his flaccidity, which is why we're thinking about putting his woody on a "lost" poster and stapling it up to telephone poles all around the neighborhood.
I can see it now, you snapping your fingers as your "flaccidity" waves in the breeze.
But Governments are beset by an even greater danger, which the learned might call "flaccidity" and the simple -- "flabbiness."
Some bullets had passed through his spinal nerves and a physiotherapist, using the word "flaccidity" to describe his legs, let slip that he would never walk again.
Its easy pessimism and cult of pleasure, its delightful freedom from any demand for continuous thought from its readers, its appeal to the indolence and moral flaccidity which is implicit in all men, all contributed to its immense vogue; and among people who perhaps did not fully understand it but were merely lulled by its sonorousness, a knowledge of it has passed for the insignia of a love of literature and the possession of literary taste.
Chinese demands for natural aphrodisiacs have also contributed to the endangered species status of the white rhinoceros -- whose diminishing number of ground up horns are still in demand for treating penile flaccidity -- and the near extinction of giant Pacific clams whose abductor muscles resemble female sex organs.
"Without admission of wrong-doing" is a startling but not unexpected example of regulatory incompetence and flaccidity.
They reprise the view lambasted by Will Herberg, more than a half-century ago, in his searing critique of American religious flaccidity, "Protestant Catholic Jew."
I tend to make compact snarls that are hard to unpack, or to revise them into flaccidity.
Our current system incentivizes R&D only on high-volume drugs, like for asthma, cholesterol, and flaccidity.
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