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Flimsy vs. Slight

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  • Flimsy (adjective)

    Likely to bend or break under pressure.

    "weak|shaky|flexible|fragile"

    "robust|strong|sturdy"

    "He expected the flimsy structure to collapse at any moment."

  • Flimsy (adjective)

    Weak; ill-founded.

    "weak|feeble|unconvincing"

    "well-founded|substantiated"

    "a flimsy excuse"

  • Flimsy (noun)

    Thin typing paper used to make multiple copies.

  • Flimsy (noun)

    A service certificate

  • Flimsy (noun)

    Skimpy underwear.

  • Flimsy (noun)

    A banknote.

  • Slight (adjective)

    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)"

  • Slight (adjective)

    Not stout or heavy; slender.

    "a slight but graceful woman"

  • Slight (adjective)

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

    "A slight stone"

    "The sea was slight and calm"

  • Slight (adjective)

    Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

    "author=w|Samuel Butler|title=Hudibras|year=1859|section=Canto 1, lines 781-784|passage=But no beast ever was so slight,
    For man, as for his god, to fight;
    They have more wit, alas! and know
    Themselves and us better than so."

  • Slight (adjective)

    Bad, of poor quality (as goods).

    "A gullible chapman was fooled into buying really slight goods."

  • Slight (adjective)

    Slighting; treating with disdain.

  • Slight (verb)

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

  • Slight (verb)

    To give lesser weight or importance to.

  • Slight (verb)

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

  • Slight (verb)

    To act negligently or carelessly.

  • Slight (verb)

    To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

  • Slight (verb)

    To make even or level.

  • Slight (verb)

    To throw heedlessly.

  • Slight (noun)

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

  • Slight (noun)

    Sleight.

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  • Flimsy (adjective)

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

  • Flimsy (noun)

    Thin or transfer paper.

  • Flimsy (noun)

    A bank note.

  • Slight (noun)

    Sleight.

  • Slight (noun)

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

  • Slight

    To overthrow; to demolish.

  • Slight

    To make even or level.

  • Slight

    To throw heedlessly.

  • Slight

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

  • Slight (adjective)

    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 (adjective)

    Not stout or heavy; slender.

  • Slight (adjective)

    Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

  • Slight (adverb)

    Slightly.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Flimsy (noun)

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

  • Flimsy (adjective)

    lacking solidity or strength;

    "a flimsy table"

    "flimsy construction"

    "a fragile link with the past"

  • Flimsy (adjective)

    having little substance or significance;

    "a flimsy excuse"

    "slight evidence"

    "a tenuous argument"

    "a thin plot"

  • Flimsy (adjective)

    very thin and insubstantial;

    "thin paper"

    "flimsy voile"

    "light summer dresses"

  • Flimsy (adjective)

    resembling cardboard especially in flimsiness;

    "apartments with cardboard walls"

  • Slight (noun)

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

  • Slight (verb)

    pay no attention to, disrespect;

    "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

  • Slight (adjective)

    having little substance or significance;

    "a flimsy excuse"

    "slight evidence"

    "a tenuous argument"

    "a thin plot"

  • Slight (adjective)

    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"

  • Slight (adjective)

    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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