One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a succession of great waves had carried away all the flimsy wooden buildings’
insubstantial, slight, light, fragile, breakable, frail, shaky, unstable, wobbly, tottery, rickety, ramshackle, makeshift
jerry-built, badly built, thrown together, cheap, shoddy, gimcrack
2‘the flimsy material of her dress’
thin, light, lightweight, fine, ultra-fine, diaphanous, sheer, delicate, insubstantial, floaty, filmy, silken, chiffony, gossamer, gossamer-thin, gossamer-like, gossamery, gauzy, gauzelike, cobwebby, feathery
translucent, transparent, see-through
rare transpicuous, translucid
3‘this is very flimsy evidence on which to base any such assessment’
weak, feeble, poor, inadequate, insufficient, thin, unsubstantial, unconvincing, implausible, unsatisfactory, paltry, trifling, trivial, shallow
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