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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies;
[syn: onionskin, flimsy]


ADJECTIVE (3)

1. lacking solidity or strength;
- Example: "a flimsy table"
- Example: "flimsy construction"

2. not convincing;
- Example: "unconvincing argument"
- Example: "as unconvincing as a forced smile"
[syn: unconvincing, flimsy]

3. lacking substance or significance;
- Example: "slight evidence"
- Example: "a tenuous argument"
- Example: "a thin plot" a fragile claim to fame";
[syn: flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines. --Pope. [1913 Webster] All the flimsy furniture of a country miss's brain. --Sheridan. Syn: Weak; feeble; superficial; shallow; vain. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Flimsy \Flim"sy\, n. 1. Thin or transfer paper. [1913 Webster] 2. A bank note. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

flimsy adj 1: lacking solidity or strength; "a flimsy table"; "flimsy construction" 2: not convincing; "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile" [syn: unconvincing, flimsy] [ant: convincing] 3: lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame" [syn: flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin] n 1: a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies [syn: onionskin, flimsy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

159 Moby Thesaurus words for "flimsy": adulterated, airy, asinine, attenuate, attenuated, boyish, breakable, brittle, brittle as glass, catchpenny, cheap-jack, cobwebby, crackable, crisp, crispy, crumbly, crushable, cut, dainty, decrepit, delicate, delicately weak, diaphanous, dilapidated, dilute, diluted, effeminate, empty, ethereal, fatuous, feeble, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, finespun, fissile, flabby, flaccid, floppy, foolish, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, friable, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, futile, gaseous, gauzy, gimcrack, gimcracky, girlish, gossamer, gossamery, gracile, idle, implausible, improbable, inadequate, inane, inconceivable, inconclusive, incredible, infirm, insubstantial, jerry, jerry-built, lacerable, lacy, lax, light, lightweight, limp, loose, makeshift, misty, namby-pamby, nugacious, nugatory, otiose, paltry, papery, pasteboardy, poor, puny, ramshackle, rare, rarefied, relaxed, rickety, rubbery, scissile, shaky, shallow, shatterable, shattery, sheer, shivery, silly, sissified, sleazy, slender, slenderish, slight, slight-made, slim, slimmish, slinky, small, splintery, subtile, subtle, superficial, svelte, sylphlike, tacky, tenuous, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun, thinned, thinned-out, thinnish, threadlike, transparent, trifling, trite, trivial, unbelievable, uncompact, uncompressed, unconvincing, unproved, unrigorous, unsatisfactory, unsound, unsubstantial, unsustained, vacuous, vague, vain, vapid, vaporous, vulnerable, wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, weakly, willowy, windy, wiredrawn, wispy, womanish