Flim"sy (?), a. [Compar. Flimsier (?); superl. Flimsiest.] [Cf. W. llumsi naked, bare, empty, slouggish, spiritless. Cf. Limsy.]

Weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without reason or plausibility; as, a flimsy argument, excuse, objection.

Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines. Pope.

All the flimsy furniture of a country miss's brain. Sheridan.

Syn. -- Weak; feeble; superficial; shallow; vain.

 

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Flim"sy, n.

1.

Thin or transfer paper.

2.

A bank note.

[Slang, Eng.]

 

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