Flimsily \Flim"si*ly\, adv. In a flimsy manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • flimsily — flimsy ► ADJECTIVE (flimsier, flimsiest) 1) weak and insubstantial. 2) (of clothing) light and thin. 3) (of a pretext or account) weak; unconvincing. ► NOUN (pl. flimsies) Brit. 1) very thin paper …   English terms dictionary

  • flimsily — adverb in a weak and flimsy manner this car is so flimsily constructed! • Derived from adjective: ↑flimsy …   Useful english dictionary

  • flimsily — adverb see flimsy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flimsily — See flimsy. * * * …   Universalium

  • flimsily — adverb In a flimsy manner …   Wiktionary

  • flimsily — adv. weakly; unsturdily, unstably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flimsily — flim·si·ly …   English syllables

  • flimsy — flimsily, adv. flimsiness, n. /flim zee/, adj., flimsier, flimsiest, n., pl. flimsies. adj. 1. without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure. 2. weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing: a flimsy excuse. n. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • jerry-build — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: back formation from jerry built transitive verb 1. : to build (as a house) flimsily of materials of poor quality 2. : to put together, contrive, or devise with insufficient care or planning attempt to …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jury-rig — Ju ry rig , v. t. to rig for temporary service; to construct flimsily and in makeshift fashion. See {Jury}, a. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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