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flimsyadjective

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

very thin, or easily broken or destroyed: You won't be warm enough in that flimsy dress. We spent the night in a flimsy wooden hut. a flimsy cardboard box
flimsily
adverb uk   /ˈflɪm.zəl.i/ us   /ˈflɪm.zəl.i/
flimsiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈflɪm.zi.nəs/ us   /ˈflɪm.zi.nəs/
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"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 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.
(Definition of flimsy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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