flasque

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

French flasque

AdjectiveEdit

flasque (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) flabby
    a flasque sheaf

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin flaccus, with spelling pronunciation of non-etymological s. Doublet of flache.

AdjectiveEdit

flasque (plural flasques)

  1. flabby, not firm
    Synonym: mou
  2. (figurative) characterless
    • 1994, Yasmina Reza, ‘Art’:
      marc. Yvan, tu n’as pas de consistance. Tu es un être hybride et flasque.
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Etymology 2Edit

Ultimately from Late Latin flasco. Doublet of fiasco and flacon.

NounEdit

flasque f (plural flasques)

  1. flask

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