V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: lacking firmness or resilience
Synonyms: soft, weak, inelastic, slack, limp, flimsy, lax, droopy
Antonyms: firm, tough, strong
Tips: Flaccid is derived from the Latin flaccidus, from flaccus, "flabby." The word flaccid is a more sophisticated way of commenting on a person's limp handshake, but can also be used to describe other things that are weak or limp.
The flaccid asparagus was not well received at the luncheon. (limp, droopy)
The skier's muscles atrophied and became flaccid during the five weeks in which she had to wear a cast. (weak, slack)
The manís flaccid handshake did not make a good first impression. (weak, limp, lax)
In business, it is considered totally unacceptable to have a flaccid handshake. (weak, flimsy)
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