Definition of Flimsy

1. Noun. A thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies.

Exact synonyms: Onionskin
Generic synonyms: Typewriter Paper, Typing Paper



2. Adjective. Lacking solidity or strength. "Flimsy construction"
Similar to: Weak
Derivative terms: Flimsiness

3. Adjective. Not convincing. "As unconvincing as a forced smile"
Exact synonyms: Unconvincing
Similar to: Unpersuasive
Also: Incredible, Unbelievable
Derivative terms: Flimsiness
Antonyms: Convincing

4. Adjective. Lacking substance or significance. "A fragile claim to fame"
Exact synonyms: Fragile, Slight, Tenuous, Thin
Similar to: Insignificant, Unimportant
Derivative terms: Slightness, Tenuity, Thinness

Definition of Flimsy

1. a. Weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without reason or plausibility; as, a flimsy argument, excuse, objection.

2. n. Thin or transfer paper.

Definition of Flimsy

1. Adjective. Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile. ¹

2. Noun. Thin typing paper used to make multiple copies ¹

3. Noun. (informal in the plural) Skimpy underwear. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flimsy

1. lacking solidity or strength [adj -SIER, -SIEST] : FLIMSILY [adv] / a thin paper [n -SIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flimsy

flimflammers
flimflammery
flimflamming
flimflams
flimp
flimped
flimping
flimps
flims
flimsier
flimsies
flimsiest
flimsily
flimsiness
flimsinesses
flimsy (current term)
flinch
flinched
flincher
flinchers
flinches
flinching
flinchingly
flincht
flinchy
flinder
flindermice
flindermouse
flinders
flindosa

Literary usage of Flimsy

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To throw a flimsy veil over hie intrigue, he married her to Damerval de Lion- court, created her Duchess de Beaufort, and took her to ..."

2. Selections from the Writings of Walter Savage Landor by Walter Savage Landor (1856)
"flimsy, varnished, inflated, restless, wavering, swaggering, and carried away by every current and every gust, in the most opposite directions. BLUCHER. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1887)
"... upon the flimsy pretext that some fraudulent entries exist That we favor the passage of laws prohibiting the issuance by county and Territorial ..."

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