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Synonyms for flimsy
ˈflɪm ziflim·sy

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  1. flimsynoun

    robust, strong, sturdy

  2. flimsyadjective

    Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.

    He expected the flimsy structure to collapse at any moment.

    robust, sturdy, strong

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flimsy

    gauzy, poor, thin, transparent, trifling, trivial, puerile, inane, slight, superficial, weak, shallow

    solid, sound, irrefragable, substantial, cogent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. onionskin, flimsyadjective

    a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies


    significant, strong, important

  2. flimsyadjective

    lacking solidity or strength

    "a flimsy table"; "flimsy construction"

    fragile, unconvincing, thin, tenuous, slight

    strong, important, significant

  3. unconvincing, flimsyadjective

    not convincing

    "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as a forced smile"

    unbelievable, slight, improbable, tenuous, fragile, thin, unlikely, unconvincing

    important, strong, significant

  4. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thinadjective

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

    slender, delicate, slight, sparse, slim, tenuous, fragile, lean, frail, thin, little(a), svelte, unconvincing

    important, significant, strong

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flimsyadjective

    slight, thin, unsubstantial, of frail texture

  2. flimsyadjective

    weak, feeble, trivial, frivolous, foolish, trifling, light, puerile, shallow, superficial, trashy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flimsyadjective

    superficial, unsubstantial, weak, feeble, shallow, frivolous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "flimsy":

    untenable, fragile, unconvincing, weak, tenuous, feeble

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  1. Andy Sere:

    Instead of using our guy's record to prosecute a case against him, they put all their eggs in a flimsy guilt-by-association attack that failed miserably, even in this strongly populist district, there were some ads where they spent 26 seconds talking about the Kochs and four seconds on Jenkins, which was fine by me.

  2. Dr John:

    The story of bluestones transported by the vast Irish Sea Glacier is every bit as wonderful as the archetypal myth of Neolithic Argonauts struggling to move heavy stones with the aid of crude tools, heavy sledges and flimsy rafts.

  3. Alan MacGill:

    The devices can help control excessive motion in the foot, the shoe should be the correct size for the child and not too flimsy from toe to heel.

  4. James Scott:

    When flimsy cyber defense fails, Format Preserving Encryption prevails

  5. Brian Lennon:

    These unjustified allegations do nothing to resolve a painful chapter in the history of our state, we are confident Gov. Snyder will be fully exonerated if this flimsy case goes to trial.

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