adjective, flim·si·er, flim·si·est.
noun, plural flim·sies.
SYNONYMS FOR flimsy
Related formsflim·si·ly, adverbflim·si·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for flimsy
When it comes to invading foreign countries on false or flimsy pretexts, the Russians have lots of company.Invaders and the Lies They Tell From Nazi Germany to Russia and the US|Malcolm Jones|March 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the last Sunday in March, Marina is hanging diapers on a flimsy clothesline stuck in the grass in the small backyard.
Then she disappeared, leaving me by myself in that flimsy little dress, my makeup smudged and my hair all over the place.Inside Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Girl’s Abduction|Annick Cojean|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Zuckerberg, or at least the narrow, shallow portrait painted of him in The Social Network, seems to embody that flimsy promise.
Putin has taken off the flimsy mask of democracy to reveal himself in full as the would-be KGB dictator he has always been.I Will Not Return to the Dark Reality of Putin's Russia|Garry Kasparov|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Only the cuckoo of our common birds builds so flimsy a nest as the dove's adored darling.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
She took no heed of her flimsy, incongruous dress, her fatigue, her need of sleep.The False Chevalier|William Douw Lighthall
To add to the perplexities, in the first years of the city, fire after fire devoured its flimsy fabric of canvas and shingle.
A flimsy bit of bank-paper, lying on the table, would get blown about like a feather in a gale.Johnny Ludlow, Third Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
The pretext is so flimsy, that we wonder how any prime minister could find courage to state it in his place.