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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.flimsily - in a weak and flimsy manner; "this car is so flimsily constructed!"
Translations

flimsily

[ˈflɪmzɪlɪ] ADV [constructed] → con poca solidez; [dressed] → muy ligeramente

flimsily

adv built, constructedleicht, nicht solide; a flimsily bound bookein schlecht gebundenes Buch

flimsily

[ˈflɪmzɪlɪ] adv (dressed) → leggero
flimsily built → costruito/a poco solidamente
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