Definition of "flimsy" []

  • Light, thin, and insubstantial: a flimsy fabric. (adjective)
  • Lacking solidity or strength: a flimsy table. (adjective)
  • Lacking plausibility; unconvincing: a flimsy excuse. (adjective)
  • Thin paper usually used to make multiple copies. (noun)
  • Something written on this thin paper. (noun)
  • Not strong or substantial; fragile (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Light and thin (adjective)
  • Unconvincing or inadequate; weak (adjective)
  • Thin paper used for making carbon copies of a letter, etc (noun)
  • A copy made on such paper (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "flimsy" in a sentence
  • "Granted, the word "flimsy" overstates the fiction of separateness between the Republican super PACs and the candidates they are supporting."
  • "The leaders pointed to previous alleged assassination plots based on what they called flimsy evidence."
  • "They showed Long, primping and preening in flimsy muscle shirts that hugged every ripple in the fifty-seven year-old's startlingly chiseled physique."