flac·cid (flăsĭd, flăksĭd)
1. Lacking firmness; hanging limply: flaccid muscles.
2. Lacking force, vigor, or effectiveness: a flaccid acting performance.
[Latin flaccidus, from flaccus, flabby.]
flac·cidi·ty (-sĭdĭ-tē), flaccid·ness n.
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