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flimsy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflimsyflim‧sy /ˈflɪmzi/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 THIN OBJECT OR MATERIALflimsy cloth or clothing is light and thin 🔊 a flimsy cotton dress2 BREAKsomething that is flimsy is not strong or well-made, and will break easily 🔊 a flimsy wooden buildingsee thesaurus at weak3 a flimsy agreement is weak and can easily be damaged or broken 🔊 a flimsy alliance between the two tribal groups4 BELIEVEa flimsy argument or excuse does not seem very likely and people do not believe it opp convincing 🔊 The evidence against him is extremely flimsy. 🔊 a flimsy excuseflimsily adverbflimsiness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
flimsyThe evidence against him is very flimsy.After all, he had little to go on - the evidence was too flimsy.Lucien enjoyed spending time in his company, but anticipated the day when this flimsy alliance would end.In some spots, villagers were building cinder-block houses, a sturdy if ugly improvement over their flimsy bamboo shacks.It was impossible for me to sleep under a single flimsy blanket on such a cold night.Do you have a flimsy, glass-panelled back door?Alice struggled out of the flimsy pink nightgown and tossed it at the foot of the bed.It was almost a shock to realise that there were actually big waves out beyond the flimsy rim of woven basketwork.She punched tiny discs from a flimsy sheet of iron foil and placed them in the anvil.flimsy underweara shantytown of flimsy wood and tin structuresevidence ... flimsyAfter all, he had little to go on - the evidence was too flimsy.
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