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FLIMSY (flimsier, flimsiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does flimsy mean? 

FLIMSY (noun)
  The noun FLIMSY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: FLIMSY used as a noun is very rare.


FLIMSY (adjective)
  The adjective FLIMSY has 4 senses:

1. lacking solidity or strength and liable to break
2. having little substance or significance
3. very thin and insubstantial
4. resembling cardboard especially in flimsiness

  Familiarity information: FLIMSY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLIMSY (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

flimsy; onionskin

Hypernyms ("flimsy" is a kind of...):

typewriter paper; typing paper (writing paper suitable for use in a typewriter)


FLIMSY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Lacking solidity or strength and liable to break

Synonyms:

flimsy; fragile

Context examples:

a flimsy table / flimsy construction / a fragile link with the past

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


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Meaning:

Having little substance or significance

Synonyms:

slight; tenuous; flimsy; thin

Context examples:

a flimsy excuse / slight evidence / a tenuous argument / a thin plot

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


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Meaning:

Very thin and insubstantial

Synonyms:

flimsy; light

Context examples:

thin paper / flimsy voile / light summer dresses

Similar:

thin (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section)


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Meaning:

Resembling cardboard especially in flimsiness

Context example:

apartments with cardboard walls

Similar:

inferior (of low or inferior quality)


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