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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)

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.

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."