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flimsy

adjective  /ˈflɪm·zi/ us  
(of material) very thin, or (of a structure or object) badly made and weak, and therefore easily broken or destroyed: a flimsy dress a flimsy building Flimsy also means weak and not persuasive: They convicted the defendant on very flimsy evidence.
Translations of “flimsy”
in Korean 조잡한…
in Arabic رَقيق…
in French léger, fragile…
in Turkish ince, hafif, çürük…
in Italian fragile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 薄的, 很薄的, 易破的…
in Russian непрочный, легкий, неубедительный…
in Polish cienki, lichy, mizerny…
in Spanish ligero, frágil, poco sólido…
in Portuguese frágil…
in German dürftig, schwach…
in Catalan prim, poc sòlid…
in Japanese もろい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 薄的, 很薄的, 易破的…
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