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Synonyms for flimsy
ˈflɪm zi

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. onionskin, flimsy(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    onionskin

    Antonyms:
    significant, strong, important

  2. flimsy(adj)

    lacking solidity or strength

    "a flimsy table"; "flimsy construction"

    Synonyms:
    fragile, unconvincing, thin, tenuous, slight

    Antonyms:
    strong, important, significant

  3. unconvincing, flimsy(adj)

    not convincing

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

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

    Antonyms:
    important, strong, significant

  4. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

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

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

    Antonyms:
    important, significant, strong

Wiktionary

  1. flimsy(noun)

    Antonyms:
    robust, strong, sturdy

  2. flimsy(adjective)

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

    He expected the flimsy structure to collapse at any moment.

    Antonyms:
    robust, sturdy, strong

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. flimsy

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

    Antonyms:
    solid, sound, irrefragable, substantial, cogent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. flimsy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    slight, thin, unsubstantial, of frail texture

  2. flimsy(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. flimsy(a)

    Synonyms:
    superficial, unsubstantial, weak, feeble, shallow, frivolous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    untenable, fragile, unconvincing, weak, tenuous, feeble

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4349thin
#4981weak
#6310slim
#7056unlikely
#7379transparent
#7516slight
#8525lean
#10283shallow
#11658delicate
#12556trivial
#14236fragile
#15392unbelievable
#19025sparse
#19703superficial
#19918slender
#27240improbable
#31313feeble
#32523frail
#44059flimsy
#47843tenuous
#51242inane
#52784untenable
#69037trifling
#74245unconvincing
#96818svelte
#119384puerile
#162538gauzy

How to use flimsy in a sentence?

  1. Steve Baker:

    It's inevitable that some members of the cabinet would have to resign if they're browbeaten into supporting a deal that is honestly this flimsy.

  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. Robert Redfield:

    We're not powerless. We don't have to wait for a vaccine, although I think we're going to be successful sooner than many people think. We have the most powerful weapon in our hands right now, I mean it's an enormously powerful weapon. It's just a simple, flimsy mask, this virus can be defeated if people just wear a mask.

  4. Christina Carrega:

    Hours after the investigators were at the facility, they noticed a flimsy-looking wall and a faint smell of marijuana, they couldn’t get to what was behind that wall until another search warrant was executed.

  5. 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.


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