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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 ?
No fisherman upon the sea ever tangled fish more successfully than we women with our flimsies. You are on the right path.