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flimsy

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adjective flim·sy \ˈflim-zē\

Definition of flimsy

flimsier

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flimsiest

  1. 1a :  lacking in physical strength or substance flimsy silks wore a flimsy dressb :  of inferior materials and workmanship flimsy construction

  2. 2 :  having little worth or plausibility a flimsy excuse a movie with a flimsy plot

flimsily

play \ˈflim-zə-lē\ adverb

flimsiness

play \ˈflim-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of flimsy in a Sentence

  1. a flimsy piece of material

  2. They have only the flimsiest of evidence against him.

  3. a movie with a flimsy plot

Origin and Etymology of flimsy

perhaps alteration of 1film + -sy (as in tricksy)


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flimsy

noun flim·sy

Definition of flimsy

plural

flimsies

chiefly British

  1. :  a lightweight paper used especially for multiple copies; also :  a document printed on flimsy

Origin and Etymology of flimsy

see 1flimsy


FLIMSY Defined for English Language Learners

flimsy

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adjective

Definition of flimsy for English Language Learners

  • : easily broken, torn, etc. : not strong or solid

  • : not likely to be true or to be believed


FLIMSY Defined for Kids

flimsy

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adjective flim·sy \ˈflim-zē\

Definition of flimsy for Students

flimsier

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flimsiest

  1. :  not strong or solid a flimsy cardboard box a flimsy excuse



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