HyperDic: flimsy

English > 4 senses of the word flimsy:
ADJECTIVEallflimsy, insubstantiallacking solidity or strength
allflimsy, unconvincingnot convincing
allflimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thinlacking substance or significance
NOUNsubstanceflimsy, onionskina thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
flimsy > pronunciation
Soundsflih'mziy
RhymesAnasazi ... z / Z: 56 rhymes with ziy...
English > flimsy: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking solidity or strength.
Examples
  • "a flimsy table"
  • "flimsy construction"
Synonyminsubstantial
BroaderweakWanting in physical strength
Nounsflimsinessthe property of weakness by virtue of careless construction
flimsya thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
Adverbsflimsilyin a weak and flimsy manner
English > flimsy: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot convincing.
Synonymunconvincing
Narrowerunpersuasivenot capable of persuading
See alsoincredible, unbelievableBeyond belief or understanding
OppositeconvincingCausing one to believe the truth of something
Spanishdudoso, poco convencido, poco convincente
Catalanincreïble
Nounsflimsinessthe property of weakness by virtue of careless construction
English > flimsy: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLacking substance or significance.
Synonymsfragile, slight, tenuous, thin
Broaderinsignificant, unimportantdevoid of importance, meaning, or force
Spanishinsustancial, leve
Catalaninsubstancial, lleu
English > flimsy: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies.
Synonymonionskin
Broadertypewriter paper, typing paperwriting paper suitable for use in a typewriter
Spanishpapel cebolla
Catalanpaper ceba
Adjectivesflimsylacking solidity or strength

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