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Meaning of FLIMSY

Pronunciation:  'flimzee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin strong light-weight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
  2. [adj]  having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
  3. [adj]  lacking solidity or strength; "a flimsy table"; "flimsy construction"; "a fragile link with the past"
  4. [adj]  resembling cardboard especially in flimsiness; "apartments with cardboard walls"
  5. [adj]  very thin and insubstantial; "thin paper"; "flimsy voile"; "light summer dresses"

FLIMSY is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: cardboard, fragile, inferior, light, onionskin, slight, tenuous, thin, weak
 See Also: typewriter paper, typing paper



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flim"sy\, a. [Compar. {Flimsier}; superl. {Flimsiest}.]
    [Cf. W. llymsi naked, bare, empty, sluggish, spiritless. Cf.
    Weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or
    solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without
    reason or plausibility; as, a flimsy argument, excuse,
          Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines.  --Pope.
          All the flimsy furniture of a country miss's brain.
    Syn: Weak; feeble; superficial; shallow; vain.
  2. \Flim"sy\, n.
    1. Thin or transfer paper.
    2. A bank note. [Slang, Eng.]
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