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flimsy

flim·sy

flimsy

 
pronunciation:
flIm zi
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: flimsier, flimsiest
definition 1: not solid or substantial; fragile; weak.
The child was cold in her flimsy nightgown.That flimsy chair won't hold your weight.
 
synonyms:
fragile, insubstantial, rickety, unsubstantial, weak
antonyms:
solid, sound, stout, strong, sturdy, substantial
similar words:
delicate, diaphanous, filmy, frail, jerry-built, light, ramshackle, shabby, shaky, sheer, shoddy, sleazy, slight, tenuous, thin
definition 2: lacking soundness or credibility; inadequate.
The student's flimsy piece of reasoning failed to impress the professor.Do you expect me to believe that flimsy excuse?
synonyms:
feeble, inadequate, weak
antonyms:
sound, strong
similar words:
foolish, frail, idle, ineffective, paltry, poor, shaky, shallow, superficial, thin, trifling, trivial, unsubstantial, worthless
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part of speech: noun
inflections: flimsies
definition: a very thin, light paper, used esp. for copies, or the copy printed on such paper.
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derivations: flimsily (adv.), flimsiness (n.)