flimsy


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flim·sy

 (flĭm′zē)
adj. flim·si·er, flim·si·est
1. Light, thin, and insubstantial: a flimsy fabric.
2. Lacking solidity or strength; easily damaged: a flimsy table. See Synonyms at fragile.
3. Lacking plausibility; unconvincing: a flimsy excuse.
n. pl. flim·sies
1. Thin paper usually used to make multiple copies.
2. Something written on this thin paper.

[Origin unknown.]

flim′si·ly adv.
flim′si·ness n.

flimsy

(ˈflɪmzɪ)
adj, -sier or -siest
1. not strong or substantial; fragile: a flimsy building.
2. light and thin: a flimsy dress.
3. unconvincing or inadequate; weak: a flimsy excuse.
n
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) thin paper used for making carbon copies of a letter, etc
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a copy made on such paper
6. (Banking & Finance) a slang word for banknote
[C17: of uncertain origin]
ˈflimsily adv
ˈflimsiness n

flim•sy

(ˈflɪm zi)

adj. -si•er, -si•est, adj.
1. without material strength or solidity: a flimsy structure.
2. weak; inadequate.
n.
3. a thin paper.
4. a copy made on such paper.
[1695–1705]
flim′si•ly, adv.
flim′si•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flimsy - a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copiesflimsy - a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
typewriter paper, typing paper - writing paper suitable for use in a typewriter
Adj.1.flimsy - lacking solidity or strength; "a flimsy table"; "flimsy construction"
weak - wanting in physical strength; "a weak pillar"
2.flimsy - not convincing; "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile"
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"
3.flimsy - lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
unimportant, insignificant - devoid of importance, meaning, or force

flimsy

flimsy

adjective
2. Having little substance or significance; not solidly based:
Translations
رَقيق وَخَفيف، مُهَلْهَلسَهْل الكَسر، واهٍ
chatrnýlehkýslabý
skrøbeligspinkeltynd
haldlítill; efnislítillveigalítill, veikbyggîur
plonas
neizturīgsplānstrauslsviegls
çürükdayanıksızince ve hafif

flimsy

[ˈflɪmzɪ]
A. ADJ (flimsier (compar) (flimsiest (superl)))
1. (= thin) [dress] → muy ligero; [material] → muy ligero, muy delgado; [paper] → muy fino
2. (= weak, insubstantial) [structure] → poco sólido, endeble; [excuse, pretext] → pobre; [argument, evidence] → poco sólido, inconsistente
B. N (Brit) (= thin paper) → papel m de copiar; (= copy) → copia f

flimsy

[ˈflɪmzi] adj
(not strong) [structure] → peu solide; [partition, material] → fin(e), mince
(= thin) [footwear] → léger/ère; [garment] → fin(e)
[excuse] → piètre
[evidence] → peu convaincant(e)

flimsy

adj (+er)
(= fragile) structureleicht gebaut, wenig solide; material, cup, paperdünn; boxinstabil; of flimsy constructionnicht sehr stabil gebaut
(= thin) material, garmentdünn, leicht; a flimsy dressein Fähnchen nt
(fig) evidencedürftig; excusefadenscheinig; reasonwenig stichhaltig; on flimsy groundsohne stichhaltige Gründe
n (= paper)Durchschlagpapier nt; (= document)Durchschlag m

flimsy

[ˈflɪmzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (thin, dress) → leggero/a; (weak, construction) → poco solido/a; (excuse, argument) → che non sta in piedi, inconsistente

flimsy

(ˈflimzi) adjective
1. thin and light. You'll be cold in those flimsy clothes.
2. not very well made; likely to break. a flimsy boat.
References in classic literature ?
Through all the flimsy things we see at once As easily as through a Naples bonnet - Trash of all trash
The window contained photographs of more or less undressed dancing girls; nondescript packages in wrappers like patent medicines; closed yellow paper envelopes, very flimsy, and marked two-and-six in heavy black figures; a few numbers of ancient French comic publications hung across a string as if to dry; a dingy blue china bowl, a casket of black wood, bottles of marking ink, and rubber stamps; a few books, with titles hinting at impropriety; a few apparently old copies of obscure newspapers, badly printed, with titles like THE TORCH, THE GONG - rousing titles.
On some flimsy pretext or other Mowanna, the king of Nukuheva, whom the invaders by extravagant presents cajoled over to their interests, and move about like a mere puppet, has been set up as the rightful sovereign of the entire island--the alleged ruler by prescription of various clans, who for ages perhaps have treated with each other as separate nations.
She had set herself to stand or fall by her qualities, and to waive such merely technical claims upon a strange family as had been established for her by the flimsy fact of a member of that family, in a season of impulse, writing his name in a church-book beside hers.
And now, fearing they might do more damage to the flimsy paper people, they decided to go away.
To-day he would appear in one gay dress, to-morrow in another; but all flimsy and gaudy, of little substance and less worth.
The Lacedaemonians, to gratify their allies, and yet preserve the semblance of an adherence to their ancient institutions, had recourse to the flimsy subterfuge of investing Lysander with the real power of admiral, under the nominal title of vice-admiral.
In an empty hut I feasted on some specked and half-decayed fruit; and then after I had propped some branches and sticks about the opening, and placed myself with my face towards it and my hand upon my revolver, the exhaustion of the last thirty hours claimed its own, and I fell into a light slumber, hoping that the flimsy barricade I had erected would cause sufficient noise in its removal to save me from surprise.
It was written on a half-sheet of common note-paper, and the flimsy envelope was dirtier than was justified by its passage through the post.
Indeed, the crown alone betokened majesty; in all else the, Scarecrow King was but a simple scarecrow -- flimsy, awkward, and unsubstantial.
He searched amongst the papers on his desk and brought out at last a flimsy half-sheet of notepaper which he studied carefully.
In the case of any other person, Francine would have instantly seen through that flimsy pretense.