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Flimsy vs. Slight

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Flimsyadjective

Likely to bend or break under pressure.

‘He expected the flimsy structure to collapse at any moment.’;

Slightadjective

Small in amount, gentle, or weak; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.

‘a slight (i.e. feeble) effort;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not deep) impression;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not convincing) argument;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not thorough) examination;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not severe) pain;’; ‘in the slight future (i.e. the very near future)’;

Flimsyadjective

(figurative) Weak; ill-founded.

‘a flimsy excuse’;

Slightadjective

Not stout or heavy; slender.

‘a slight but graceful woman’;

Flimsynoun

Thin typing paper used to make multiple copies.

Slightadjective

(regional) Even, smooth or level; still (of the sea).

‘A slight stone’; ‘The sea was slight and calm’;

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Flimsynoun

A service certificate

Slightadjective

(obsolete) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

Flimsynoun

Skimpy underwear.

Slightadjective

Bad, of poor quality (as goods).

‘A gullible chapman was fooled into buying really slight goods.’;

Flimsynoun

(slang) A banknote.

Slightadjective

(dated) Slighting; treating with disdain.

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Flimsyadjective

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.’; ‘All the flimsy furniture of a country miss's brain.’;

Slightverb

(transitive) To treat as slight or not worthy of attention; to make light of.

Flimsynoun

Thin or transfer paper.

Slightverb

(transitive) To give lesser weight or importance to.

Flimsynoun

A bank note.

Slightverb

(transitive) To treat with disdain or neglect, usually out of prejudice, hatred, or jealousy; to ignore disrespectfully.

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Flimsynoun

a thin strong light-weight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies

Slightverb

(intransitive) To act negligently or carelessly.

Flimsyadjective

lacking solidity or strength;

‘a flimsy table’; ‘flimsy construction’; ‘a fragile link with the past’;

Slightverb

To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

Flimsyadjective

having little substance or significance;

‘a flimsy excuse’; ‘slight evidence’; ‘a tenuous argument’; ‘a thin plot’;

Slightverb

(transitive) To make even or level.

Flimsyadjective

very thin and insubstantial;

‘thin paper’; ‘flimsy voile’; ‘light summer dresses’;

Slightverb

(transitive) To throw heedlessly.

Flimsyadjective

resembling cardboard especially in flimsiness;

‘apartments with cardboard walls’;

Slightnoun

The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.

Flimsy

The flimsy, officially known as the Petrol, Oil and Water can, was a World War II fuel container used by the British Army. They held 4 imperial gallons (18 l; 4.8 US gal) of fuel, which allowed them to be moved by a single person.The flimsy was well known for leaking; when used in the North African Campaign, some flimsies leaked 20%, and in some cases over 50% of the fuel they carried over a journey.

Slightnoun

(obsolete) Sleight.

Slightnoun

Sleight.

Slightnoun

The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.

Slightverb

To overthrow; to demolish.

Slightverb

To make even or level.

Slightverb

To throw heedlessly.

‘The rogue slighted me into the river.’;

Slightverb

To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.

‘The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.’; ‘Beware . . . lest the like befall . . . If they transgress and slight that sole command.’; ‘This my long-sufferance, and my day of grace,Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.’;

Slightadjective

Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; - applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like.

‘Slight is the subject, but not so the praise.’; ‘Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds.’;

Slightadjective

Not stout or heavy; slender.

‘His own figure, which was formerly so slight.’;

Slightadjective

Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

Slightadverb

Slightly.

‘Think not so slight of glory.’;

Slightnoun

a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Slightverb

pay no attention to, disrespect;

‘She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance’;

Slightadjective

having little substance or significance;

‘a flimsy excuse’; ‘slight evidence’; ‘a tenuous argument’; ‘a thin plot’;

Slightadjective

almost no or (with `a') at least some; very little;

‘there's slight chance that it will work’; ‘there's a slight chance it will work’;

Slightadjective

being of delicate or slender build;

‘she was slender as a willow shoot is slender’; ‘a slim girl with straight blonde hair’; ‘watched her slight figure cross the street’;

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