flimsy

Part of speech: adverb

Flimsily.

Part of speech: noun

Flimsiness.

Part of speech: adjective

Thin and weak; ineffective.

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Usage examples "flimsy":

  1. A subaltern spread the sheet of flimsy in his hand to find his cousin had been killed in action. - "From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade", Frederic C. Curry.
  2. It seemed to Jane that she was marching endlessly round a Jericho with walls that reached to the sky with a flimsy tin toy trumpet in her hands. - "Jane Journeys On", Ruth Comfort Mitchell.
  3. She hoped it would not fall to her lot to guard the door, and yet she could not bear to think of Tabitha's staying there alone with only a flimsy structure between her and a desperate character. - "Tabitha's Vacation", Ruth Alberta Brown.