Definition of flabby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflabi/

adjective (flabbier, flabbiest)

1(Of a part of a person’s body) soft, loose, and fleshy: this exercise helps to flatten a flabby stomach
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  • As I look at my flabby body and my wasted muscles it is truly amazing that it managed to run 26.2 miles just 52 weeks ago.
  • You hardly need reminding that a hardcore physique complete with ripped abs is likely to be much more attractive than a flabby body weighed down by its own fat.
  • He lost so much fat that he was able to transform his flabby body into a shredded physique complete with ripped abs!
soft, loose, flaccid, unfirm, yielding, slack, lax, out of tone, drooping, droopy, sagging, saggy, pendulous, limp
1.1Having soft, loose flesh; overweight.
Example sentences
  • But perhaps it is justified to form a negative assessment about the judgment and diligence of a person who is overweight and flabby.
  • Quite a few participants said they like fleshy, flabby partners.
  • Sedate motorway driving in my comfortable car is making me soft and flabby, but I've seen the future.
fat, fleshy, overweight, plump, chubby, portly, rotund, meaty, broad in the beam, of ample proportions, obese, corpulent, bloated, gross
informal blubbery, out of shape, tubby, roly-poly, beefy, porky, well padded, well covered, well upholstered
North American informal lard-assed
1.2Lacking strength, vitality, or effectiveness: flabby, colourless prose
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  • What did happen was that the unions got flabby and weak.
  • You drop in a reference, maybe, to a more famous band, mention how they're so damn flabby and weak compared to this fantastic fantastic new thing.
  • But there's a huge advantage in being a private company, as long as we use that wisely and don't become flabby or soft in the way we approach the business.



Example sentences
  • At last, after what seemed like a long time he sagged flabbily to his knees.


Pronunciation: /ˈflabɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • The correct use of muscles can reshape the body, lift sagging cheeks, melt away double chins, middle-age spread and abdominal bulges, restore elasticity to the skin, iron out creepy necks and eliminate flabbiness.
  • He looks broader than ever but these days it looks less like flabbiness and more like someone who works out, which is more in keeping with the character.
  • A strong sense of urgency can even help to disguise a certain flabbiness in the opinion itself.


Late 17th century: alteration of earlier flappy.

Words that rhyme with flabby

abbey, cabby, crabby, gabby, grabby, Rabbie, scabby, shabby, tabby, yabby

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