October 29, 2009

flac•cid

adjective — [flak-sid]

definition: (of part of the body) soft and hanging loosely or limply, especially so as to look or feel unpleasant; not firm. figurative: lacking force or effectiveness

history: Latin flaccidus, from flaccus meaning flabby.”

synonyms: soft, loose, limp, flabby, drooping; or, lackluster, lifeless, uninspiring, vapid.

example usage:

Flaccid church guys will often accept that in the Old Testament God did get angry, but they will say that Jesus was a nice, emotionless, flaccid church guy, just like them, who chose a hollow, fake smile over anger every day.

Mark Driscoll, Death by Love, 127


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