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 for flimsy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flimsy \Flim"sy\, a. [Compar. Flimsier; superl. Flimsiest.]
     [Cf. W. llymsi naked, bare, empty, sluggish, spiritless. Cf.
     Weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or
     solidity; of loose and unsubstantial structure; without
     reason or plausibility; as, a flimsy argument, excuse,
     [1913 Webster]
           Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines.  --Pope.
     [1913 Webster]
           All the flimsy furniture of a country miss's brain.
     Syn: Weak; feeble; superficial; shallow; vain.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flimsy \Flim"sy\, n.
     1. Thin or transfer paper.
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     2. A bank note. [Slang, Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: lacking solidity or strength; "a flimsy table"; "flimsy
      2: not convincing; "unconvincing argument"; "as unconvincing as
         a forced smile" [syn: unconvincing, flimsy] [ant:
      3: lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a
         tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
         [syn: flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin]
      n 1: a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially
           for making carbon copies [syn: onionskin, flimsy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  159 Moby Thesaurus words for "flimsy":
     adulterated, airy, asinine, attenuate, attenuated, boyish,
     breakable, brittle, brittle as glass, catchpenny, cheap-jack,
     cobwebby, crackable, crisp, crispy, crumbly, crushable, cut,
     dainty, decrepit, delicate, delicately weak, diaphanous,
     dilapidated, dilute, diluted, effeminate, empty, ethereal, fatuous,
     feeble, filmy, fine, fine-drawn, finespun, fissile, flabby,
     flaccid, floppy, foolish, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible,
     friable, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, futile, gaseous,
     gauzy, gimcrack, gimcracky, girlish, gossamer, gossamery, gracile,
     idle, implausible, improbable, inadequate, inane, inconceivable,
     inconclusive, incredible, infirm, insubstantial, jerry,
     jerry-built, lacerable, lacy, lax, light, lightweight, limp, loose,
     makeshift, misty, namby-pamby, nugacious, nugatory, otiose, paltry,
     papery, pasteboardy, poor, puny, ramshackle, rare, rarefied,
     relaxed, rickety, rubbery, scissile, shaky, shallow, shatterable,
     shattery, sheer, shivery, silly, sissified, sleazy, slender,
     slenderish, slight, slight-made, slim, slimmish, slinky, small,
     splintery, subtile, subtle, superficial, svelte, sylphlike, tacky,
     tenuous, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun, thinned,
     thinned-out, thinnish, threadlike, transparent, trifling, trite,
     trivial, unbelievable, uncompact, uncompressed, unconvincing,
     unproved, unrigorous, unsatisfactory, unsound, unsubstantial,
     unsustained, vacuous, vague, vain, vapid, vaporous, vulnerable,
     wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, weakly, willowy,
     windy, wiredrawn, wispy, womanish

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