US: /ˈfɫɪmzi/
UK: /flˈɪmzi/

English Vietnamese dictionary

flimsy /flimsy/
  • tính từ
    • mỏng manh, mỏng mảnh
    • hời hợt, nông cạn
      • a flimsy excuse: lời cáo lỗi hời hợt; lý do hời hợt
      • a flimsy argument: lý lẽ nông cạn
    • tầm thường, nhỏ mọn
    • danh từ
      • giấy mỏng (các phóng viên hay dùng để viết bài)
      • bài viết trên giấy mỏng (của các phóng viên)
      • (từ lóng) tiền giấy

    Advanced English dictionary

    + adjective (flimsier, flimsiest)
    1 badly made and not strong enough for the purpose for which it is used: a flimsy bridge / table
    2 (of material) thin and easily torn: a flimsy piece of paper / fabric / plastic
    3 difficult to believe: a flimsy excuse / explanation + The evidence against him is pretty flimsy. + He keeps calling on the flimsiest of pretexts.
    flimsily adverb
    flimsiness noun [U]

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 slight, frail, weak, insubstantial or unsubstantial, feeble, makeshift, fragile, frangible, breakable, rickety, ramshackle, dilapidated, jerry-built, gimcrack, slight, delicate:
    That flimsy ladder will never support me. He lives in a flimsy shack near the railway.
    2 slight, trivial, paltry, feeble, unconvincing, weak, makeshift, implausible, unbelievable, unsatisfactory, insubstantial or unsubstantial, poor, inadequate:
    Her flimsy excuse was that she had a headache.
    3 sheer, light, gauzy, transparent, thin, filmy, diaphanous, gossamer, delicate:
    She was wearing a flimsy pink blouse.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
    +lacking solidity or strength and liable to break
    +having little substance or significance
    +very thin and insubstantial
    +resembling cardboard especially in flimsiness