Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Flabby'
adj : lacking firmness or stiffness; "flabby around the middle";
"flaccid cheeks" [syn: flaccid]
[also: flabbiest, flabbier]
- Flabby \Flab"by\, a. [See Flap.]
Yielding to the touch, and easily moved or shaken; hanging
loose by its own weight; wanting firmness; flaccid; as,
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Flabby'
Body image is a term which may refer to a person's perception of his or her own physical appearance, or the interpretation of the body by the brain. Body image can be described as how individuals see themselves when looking in a mirror, or when picturing themselves in their mind, and their ideas about their body, such as height, shape, and weight and age. Essentially, body image describes how one perceives one's appearance to be in relation to others, which in many cases may be dramatically different from one's objective physical condition or how one is actually perceived by others.
A 2007 report by the American Psychological Association found that a culture-wide sexualization
Study finds that women are more worried about their body image than men.
From the point of view of psychoanalysis, the French child psychoanalyst Francoise Dolto has developed a theory concerning the unconscious body image. Negative feelings towards a fat person's body can in some cases lead to mental disorders such as depression or eating disorders such as Bulimia nervosa, though there can be a variety of different reasons why these disorders can occur.[See more about Flabby at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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