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Meaning of “flimsy” in the English Dictionary

"flimsy" in British English

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flimsyadjective

uk   us   /ˈflɪm.zi/
  • flimsy adjective (THIN)

very ​thin, or ​easilybroken or ​destroyed: You won't be ​warm enough in that flimsy ​dress. We ​spent the ​night in a flimsy ​woodenhut. a flimsy ​cardboardbox
flimsily
adverb uk   us   /-zɪ.li/
flimsiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of flimsy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"flimsy" in American English

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flimsyadjective

 us   /ˈflɪm·zi/
(of ​material) very ​thin, or (of a ​structure or ​object) ​badly made and ​weak, and ​thereforeeasilybroken or ​destroyed: a flimsy ​dress a flimsy ​building Flimsy also ​meansweak and not ​persuasive: They ​convicted the ​defendant on very flimsy ​evidence.
(Definition of flimsy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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