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flimsy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of flimsy

  1. 1 being of a material lacking in sturdiness or substance <a flimsy scarf that was more for decoration than for warmth> Synonyms cobwebby, filmy, frothy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, insubstantial, sleazy, unsubstantial Related Words dainty, delicate, fine; feeble, fragile, frail; diaphanous, sheer, transparent Near Antonyms durable, knockabout, lasting, tough; coarse, heavy, rough, rude Antonyms sturdy, substantial

  2. 2 not likely to be true or to occur <“The check is in the mail” is a pretty flimsy and tired excuse> Synonyms doubtful, dubious, far-fetched, improbable, questionable, unapt, unlikelyRelated Words implausible, impossible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; absurd, bizarre, crazy, fantastic (also fantastical), foolish, insane, nonsensical, odd, outlandish, preposterous, ridiculous, unreal, wild; outside, remote, slightNear Antonyms believable, conceivable, credible, earthly, imaginable, plausible; possible, potential; liableAntonyms likely, probable




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