- IPA(key): /ˈflæksɪd/, /ˈflæsɪd/
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- Rhymes: -æksɪd, -æsɪd
- Hyphenation: flac‧cid
- 1955, Joseph Heller, chapter 13, in Catch-22, page 140:
- Colonel Korn, a stocky, dark, flaccid man with a shapeless paunch, sat completely relaxed on one of the benches in the front row, his hands clasped comfortably over the top of his bald and swarthy head.
- Soft; floppy.
- 1817 December, Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Revolt of Islam. […]”, in [Mary] Shelley, editor, The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. […], volume I, London: Edward Moxon […], published 1839, OCLC 1000449192, page 267:
- The combatants with rage most horrible
Strove, and their eyes started with cracking stare,
And impotent their tongues they lolled into the air,
Flaccid and foamy, like a mad dog’s hanging; […]
- 2006, Simon LeVay, Sharon McBride Valente, Human Sexuality, page 93:
- They first measured along the top surface of the flaccid penis, [...]
- Lacking energy or vigor.
- 2006, Jeff Bloodworth, “"THE PROGRAM FOR BETTER JOBS AND INCOME": WELFARE REFORM, LIBERALISM, AND THE FAILED PRESIDENCY OF JIMMY CARTER.”, in International Social Science Review, volume 81, number 3/4, page 135-150:
- The flaccid economy of the 1970s rendered Americans even more hostile toward liberal welfare policies.
lacking energy or vigor
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