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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies adj. - Having little substance or significance; Lacking solidity or strength and liable to break;

Usage examples (39)
  • The gusty overnight winds blowing off the sea also played havoc with some of the more flimsy tents.
  • A flimsy excuse
  • A flimsy table
  • The leaders pointed to previous alleged assassination plots based on what they called flimsy evidence. for more
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