Definition of “flimsy” - English Dictionary

“flimsy” in British English

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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/

(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 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)