What does flimsy mean?

Definitions for flimsy
ˈflɪm ziflim·sy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onionskin, flimsy(adj)

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

  2. flimsy(adj)

    lacking solidity or strength

    "a flimsy table"; "flimsy construction"

  3. unconvincing, flimsy(adj)

    not convincing

    "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile"

  4. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"


  1. flimsy(Noun)

    Thin typing paper used to make multiple copies

  2. flimsy(Noun)

    Skimpy underwear.

  3. flimsy(Adjective)

    Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.

    He expected the flimsy structure to collapse at any moment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flimsy

    weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without reason or plausibility; as, a flimsy argument, excuse, objection

  2. Flimsy(noun)

    thin or transfer paper

  3. Flimsy(noun)

    a bank note

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flimsy

    flim′zi, adj. thin: without solidity, strength, or reason: weak.—n. transfer-paper: (slang) a bank-note: reporters' copy written on thin paper.—adv. Flim′sily, in a flimsy manner.—n. Flim′siness. [First in 18th century. Prob. an onomatopœic formation suggested by film.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flimsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flimsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of flimsy in a Sentence

  1. Christina Carrega:

    Hours after the investigators were at the facility, they noticed a flimsy-looking wall and a faint smell of marijuana, they couldn’t get to what was behind that wall until another search warrant was executed.

  2. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards:

    It's not conjecture, it's not some flimsy theory, this is what is going to happen.

  3. National Republican Congressional Committee:

    After last night’s pathetic interview by Danny O’Connor, Democrats ’ talking points disavowing Nancy Pelosi for speaker are as flimsy as the paper they’re written on, once you get them beyond a noun, a verb and' new leadership,' they fold like a cheap suit.

  4. Andy Sere:

    Instead of using our guy's record to prosecute a case against him, they put all their eggs in a flimsy guilt-by-association attack that failed miserably, even in this strongly populist district, there were some ads where they spent 26 seconds talking about the Kochs and four seconds on Jenkins, which was fine by me.

  5. Alan MacGill:

    The devices can help control excessive motion in the foot, the shoe should be the correct size for the child and not too flimsy from toe to heel.

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