toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

flaccid
used in The Magic Mountain

4 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
lacking in firmness or strength
  • He steeled himself against any loss of respect for this overwhelming traveling companion, whose cultured gestures had grown flaccid and whose tongue was thick.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (55% in)
  • "Brotherhood—," Peeperkorn said, throwing his massive body back in free and proud intoxication and stretching one arm out over the table to bang it with a flaccidly clenched fist, "in the offing—in the near offing, though discreetly reconsidered for now, fine.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (55% in)
  • But at this last word, he raised his flaccid fist for two more heavy blows to the tabletop, and slight Hans Castorp, edgy from the gambling and wine and these very peculiar circumstances, flinched and gazed in frightened awe at this powerful man.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (57% in)
  • Flaccid curiosity has no right to property, no strength for ownership.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (21% in)

There are no more uses of "flaccid" in The Magic Mountain.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®