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adjective flimsier, flimsiest
1(material/garment) ligerísimo(material/garment) muy delgado(material/garment) muy fino
- As Mona she wears glittering, flimsy garments with sheer embroidered scarves, hennaed hair, nail varnish and lipstick.
- Silvia (who makes an omelette to die for and has a nice line in flimsy clothing) works on the shop floor at the local underwear factory.
- She is inside, her flimsy clothing soaked through.
- She is wearing a light, flimsy dress, very fey, and her face has a faraway expression.
- Men wearing short-sleeved shirts and girls in flimsy dresses and bare legs happily parade about in practically sub-zero temperatures.
- There was a woman too, dressed in a flimsy robe, curled up in a chair just to the side of the big man.
- Dr Wright, who is also a member of the UK Skin Cancer Working Party, said that a wearer who tended to burn easily could suffer sunburn after only three hours if wearing the flimsy shirt without extra suncream.
- Each song received great cheers - and a couple of pairs of flimsy underwear were thrown onstage before the night ended.
- He literally trembled with excitement as he slid his right foot into the flimsy garment and pulled it up to his thigh.
- He had on a blue V-neck sweater over a loose T-shirt, a short, rather flimsy jacket, jeans, sneakers, and no hat.
- The longer, flimsy skirt hanging out of a coat is a rather edgy trend right now.
- He had barely braced himself with some of his wife's flimsy dresses and a vacuum cleaner before the entire foundation shook with the impact of the rocket against it.
- I was half asleep, standing out in the freezing cold with nothing but a flimsy coat to defend my racking bones from the frigid cold.
- Here Kristine sat in a flimsy dress, proudly carrying Cassie on her arm.
- I unzipped the covering and inwardly groaned at the sight of the flimsy white dress.
- Fayette was dressed in an even flimsier dress than usual that left nothing to the imagination.
- She looks pretty in a flimsy nightgown of a dress.
- Now that she was closer, Vigilante could see her better, and noticed that she wore a flimsy nightgown.
- Plus there was only a flimsy shower curtain between the two of us.
- Whatever you do, there's no denying that dresses are great to take on holiday - a light, flimsy slip can be easily scrunched into the corner of your case, making it a sloppy packer's dream.
2(construction/object) endeble(construction/object) poco sólido
- They are absolute zealots at trying to stop us from making backups of the media we purchase on flimsy, unprotected, easily damaged disks but have never once offered a remedy for the reason we need to make backups.
- Furthermore, the wild gales in summer could sometimes easily blow down the flimsy sheds.
- The door that covers the DVD drive area seems solid, but the mounting gear - particularly the hinge - is somewhat flimsy and jams quite easily.
- They could have easily slipped past the flimsy barricade of starguards but the monsters merely threw themselves at them, incinerating and ripping in a frenzy.
- And while the reporter and photographer were at the site, its lack of security was shown when a group of teenage boys easily slipped through the flimsy plastic fence to switch on a water pipe.
- From the opposite end, through a flimsy barrier of water-damaged ceiling tile, he could hear the catch in his grandmother's chest as she breathed.
- Nothing could stop him, not even this flimsy barrier.
- Like a huge pressure pushing against my skin, I could feel it trying to claw its way out of me, trying to push through the flimsy barrier of flesh my body provided.
- A warped rationale twisted and struggled madly to keep back the torrent rising against the flimsy barrier of his lie.
- She was also loyal, and loveable, and very easy to talk to - once one got past the flimsy barriers she had up.
- The majority are trying to reach the Canary Islands in flimsy boats.
- I pounded through the door, and it began to shake; it was rather flimsy.
- He believes the new-style permits issued by the council are too flimsy and not sticky enough.
- Boasting four fire buttons, plus a fairly flimsy throttle control, this too has plenty of features.
- The handbrake looks very out of place and somewhat flimsy compared to the rest of the interior.
- Maybe that's why they're there, to add structural strength because of the somewhat flimsy nature of aluminium.
- The nail file on these clippers is about two inches long - if that - and incredibly flimsy.
- Suddenly they all seem desperately flimsy for the job.
- The families had erected flimsy tents by stitching rags together.
- Dawn woke, shivering on the cold, hard ground in the flimsy tent that the Shadows had erected.
3(excuse) pobre(argument) poco sólido(argument) endeble(evidence) poco sólido
- A handful had remained loyal to their oath as doctors or to their basic sense of decency and had refused to carry out instructions, citing valid excuses or flimsy pretexts.
- At school, I cheated at the Rubik's Cube twice: once by removing the tiles under the flimsy pretext of ‘seeing how the joints worked’ and again, by reading the book.
- Significant proportions of us die every year on the flimsiest of pretexts.
- We chose not to publish at the time as independent confirmatory evidence was too flimsy.
- Once again the exegetical basis is too flimsy to support the revisionist view.
- A couple of psychologists have claimed on the basis of very flimsy evidence that Australians are particularly " authoritarian".
- What is particularly fascinating, however, is that the whole story is built on such a very flimsy foundation.
- Their only real purpose is to provide a flimsy excuse to make a recommendation.
- But my flimsy excuses and confusing metaphors weren't enough to keep myself convinced.
- No, we can't let them squeak by with a flimsy excuse like that.
- What more evidence is required when the imagination conjures up the flimsiest of evidence?
- The Herald denounced the verdict, saying it was the " flimsiest of evidence".
- Obviously this rather flimsy argument by elimination carries very little weight by itself.
- The evidence was so flimsy that the case should never have gone to trial.
- But the case against him was so flimsy that he was released without charge six days later.
- Any evidence by such an expert would have been based on the flimsiest foundation.
- Reality seemed flimsy; certainties were abandoned, and threats were constant.
- Excuses seem flimsy, and even the best are still just excuses.
- I'll also not forget the scene in Othello when Iago talks The Moor into believing something which flimsy evidence would easily prove to be false.
1(sheet of paper)papel de copia masculine
- Regardless of where the control finally ends up, however, the historic days of operators copying flimsies, lining switches, and setting signals locally, have ended.
- Unfortunately, my classics skills suffered so much from my extracurricular activities in the pub that my product deteriorated to the point that I could not give my flimsies away.
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