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flimsy


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flimsy  \Flim"sy\,  a.  [Compar.  {Flimsier};  superl.  {Flimsiest}.] 
  [Cf.  W.  llymsi  naked,  bare,  empty,  sluggish,  spiritless.  Cf 
  {Limsy}.] 
  Weak;  feeble;  limp;  slight;  vain;  without  strength  or 
  solidity;  of  loose  and  unsubstantial  structure;  without 
  reason  or  plausibility;  as  a  flimsy  argument,  excuse, 
  objection. 
 
  Proud  of  a  vast  extent  of  flimsy  lines.  --Pope. 
 
  All  the  flimsy  furniture  of  a  country  miss's  brain. 
  --Sheridan. 
 
  Syn:  Weak;  feeble;  superficial;  shallow;  vain. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flimsy  \Flim"sy\,  n. 
  1.  Thin  or  transfer  paper. 
 
  2.  A  bank  note.  [Slang,  Eng.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flimsy 
  adj  1:  lacking  solidity  or  strength;  "a  flimsy  table";  "flimsy 
  construction";  "a  fragile  link  with  the  past"  [syn:  {fragile}] 
  2:  having  little  substance  or  significance;  "a  flimsy  excuse"; 
  "slight  evidence";  "a  tenuous  argument";  "a  thin  plot" 
  [syn:  {slight},  {tenuous},  {thin}] 
  3:  very  thin  and  insubstantial;  "thin  paper";  "flimsy  voile"; 
  "light  summer  dresses"  [syn:  {light}] 
  4:  resembling  cardboard  especially  in  flimsiness;  "apartments 
  with  cardboard  walls"  [syn:  {cardboard}] 
  n  :  a  thin  strong  light-weight  translucent  paper  used  especially 
  for  making  carbon  copies  [syn:  {onionskin}] 




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