flimsy
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flimsy(
flihm
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zi
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not solid)
a. endeble
It wasn't difficult to kick in the flimsy door.No fue difícil abrir de una patada la endeble puerta.
b. poco sólido
The wall between our two houses is very flimsy, so I always know when the couple next door are having an argument.La pared entre nuestras dos casas es muy poca sólida, por eso siempre sé cuándo la pareja de al lado está discutiendo.
2. (fine)
a. fino
The buttons were too heavy for such a flimsy fabric.Los botones pesaban demasiado para una tela tan fina.
b. muy fino
How annoying! The ink's gone through the flimsy paper.¡Qué fastidio! La tinta ha calado el papel, que es muy fino.
c. muy delgado
The blouse was made of a lightweight, flimsy fabric.La blusa estaba hecha de una tela ligera y muy delgada.
d. ligerísimo
Faye was dressed in a flimsy white dress that showed off her slim figure.Faye llevaba puesto un vestido blanco ligerísimo que resaltaba su esbelta figura.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(feeble)
a. endeble
You can't base a documentary on such a flimsy theory.No se puede basar un documental en una teoría tan endeble.
b. poco sólido
How was Paul convicted on such flimsy evidence?¿Cómo es posible que se declarara culpable a Paul con pruebas tan poco sólidas?
c. pobre
I've never heard such a flimsy excuse for missing lessons.Jamás oí una excusa tan pobre para faltar a clase.
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flimsy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (structure, fence)
a. endeble
2. (dress)
a. ligero(a)
3. (excuse, evidence)
a. débil, flojo(a)
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flimsy [ˈflɪmzɪ]
adjective
flimsier (comparative)flimsiest (superlative)
1 (thin) [+dress] muy ligero; [+material] muy ligero; muy delgado; [+paper] muy fino
she was wearing only a thin robe over a flimsy nightdress They flaunt themselves provocatively in flimsy clothes He pulled out a sheet of flimsy paper and passed it across to me
2 (weak, insubstantial) [+structure] poco sólido; endeble; [+excuse, pretext] pobre; [+argument, evidence] poco sólido; inconsistente
some hid in their own flimsy family shelters He lowered his compact frame into the flimsy little chair He hit the flimsy wooden panel with his muscular shoulder The story is a flimsy excuse to recycle old material they shot anyone they chose, often on the flimsiest pretext they had already made their judgment on the flimsy evidence of that supposed phone call Assumptions have to be made on the flimsiest of evidence he was convicted on the flimsiest of evidence
noun
(Britain) (thin paper) papel (m) de copiar; (copy) copia (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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