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 ?
The same man who will pay six prices for the best seed-corn, and who will allow nothing but high-grade cattle in his barn, will at the same time be content with the shabbiest and flimsiest telephone service, without offering any other excuse than that it is cheap.
Saxon smiled with appreciation, pointed out her foot, velvet-slippered with high Cuban heels, and slightly lifted the tight black skirt, exposing a trim ankle and delicate swell of calf, the white flesh gleaming through the thinnest and flimsiest of fifty-cent black silk stockings.
They used the very flimsiest and cheapest material; they built the houses a dozen at a time, and they cared about nothing at all except the outside shine.
At the one spot where this torrent tossed its white mane highest, and thundered loudest, and lashed the big boulders fiercest, the canton had done itself the honor to build the flimsiest wooden bridge that exists in the world.
International teams recruiting players with the flimsiest connection to a country is one that we can't avoid.
Leaving the EU has been described as a divorce and a divorce, in my opinion, for the flimsiest of reasons.
Modern players open the bidding on lighter values, and preempts, formerly based in at least a semblance of sanity, are now made on the flimsiest of excuses.
Trump has repeatedly avoided military service on the flimsiest of pretexts and he cancelled a visit to a Veterans' cemetery last November because it was raining.
Now ministers will clutch at the flimsiest of straws to sell the bad deal she has come back with.
When Zulfikar Ali Bhutto became President he sent home more than 1,100 bureaucrats for the flimsiest of reasons.
At the same time, it is akin to mass suicide among themselves because it would now open the floodgates for their own expulsion in the future 'even for the flimsiest of reasons.'