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  • n. The characteristic or quality of being flabby

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being flabby.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being flabby; flaccidity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a flabby softness


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  • He did not know that what he called her flabbiness was the inertia in which they stored their strength, nor that in them there remained a vigilant and indestructible soul, biding its time, holding its own against maternity, making more and more for self-protection, for assertion, for supremacy.

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  • We may thrill with dread at the aggressive hyphenate, but this tame flabbiness is accepted as Americanization.

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  • Page 36 men "with a direct view to gaining a livelihood;" Barrett Wendell wrote in the North American Review in 1904 on "Our National Superstition" in which he pointed to the "flabbiness" of college students.

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  • In London, at a distance from all this tragedy of courage, I felt that I had slipped back to a lower plane; a kind of flabbiness was creeping into my blood -- the old selfish fear of life and love of comfort.

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  • "the invert" - was generally believed to be in-born and to usually (but not always) be accompanied by external signs, such as flabbiness, particularly of the posterior (as in urning photos in the medical literature of a century ago).

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  • Some readers may feel a prickling of unease at the possibility that the pleasant laxity of modern mores—in language, dress and eating habits—might contribute to a flabbiness of will on bigger matters.

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  • The clarity of his writing makes it easy to see the flabbiness of his arguments, but he's far from the worst offender.

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  • He was growing stout and soft, and there was unwonted flabbiness in his muscles.

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  • And she looked great in them, her soft, flabbiness gone and replaced by a chiseled musculature he wasn't at all used to.

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  • This goes beyond flabbiness, all the way to intellectual catatonia.

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