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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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