Translation of flimsy in Spanish:

flimsy

ligerísimo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈflɪmzi//ˈflɪmzi/

adjective

  • 1

    (garment/material) ligerísimo
    (garment/material) muy delgado
    (garment/material) muy fino
    • Now that she was closer, Vigilante could see her better, and noticed that she wore a flimsy nightgown.
    • I unzipped the covering and inwardly groaned at the sight of the flimsy white dress.
    • The longer, flimsy skirt hanging out of a coat is a rather edgy trend right now.
    • Here Kristine sat in a flimsy dress, proudly carrying Cassie on her arm.
    • She is wearing a light, flimsy dress, very fey, and her face has a faraway expression.
    • As Mona she wears glittering, flimsy garments with sheer embroidered scarves, hennaed hair, nail varnish and lipstick.
    • Each song received great cheers - and a couple of pairs of flimsy underwear were thrown onstage before the night ended.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Plus there was only a flimsy shower curtain between the two of us.
    • Fayette was dressed in an even flimsier dress than usual that left nothing to the imagination.
    • 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.
    • She looks pretty in a flimsy nightgown of a dress.
    • 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.
    • She is inside, her flimsy clothing soaked through.
  • 2

    (object/construction) endeble
    (construction/object) poco sólido
    • The handbrake looks very out of place and somewhat flimsy compared to the rest of the interior.
    • 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.
    • Boasting four fire buttons, plus a fairly flimsy throttle control, this too has plenty of features.
    • Suddenly they all seem desperately flimsy for the job.
    • He believes the new-style permits issued by the council are too flimsy and not sticky enough.
    • Maybe that's why they're there, to add structural strength because of the somewhat flimsy nature of aluminium.
    • I pounded through the door, and it began to shake; it was rather flimsy.
    • Dawn woke, shivering on the cold, hard ground in the flimsy tent that the Shadows had erected.
    • 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.
    • Furthermore, the wild gales in summer could sometimes easily blow down the flimsy sheds.
    • The families had erected flimsy tents by stitching rags together.
    • The door that covers the DVD drive area seems solid, but the mounting gear - particularly the hinge - is somewhat flimsy and jams quite easily.
    • A warped rationale twisted and struggled madly to keep back the torrent rising against the flimsy barrier of his lie.
    • The majority are trying to reach the Canary Islands in flimsy boats.
    • Nothing could stop him, not even this flimsy barrier.
    • She was also loyal, and loveable, and very easy to talk to - once one got past the flimsy barriers she had up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The nail file on these clippers is about two inches long - if that - and incredibly flimsy.
    • 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.
  • 3

    (excuse) pobre
    (argument) poco sólido
    (argument) endeble
    (evidence) poco sólido
    • Their only real purpose is to provide a flimsy excuse to make a recommendation.
    • What is particularly fascinating, however, is that the whole story is built on such a very flimsy foundation.
    • Reality seemed flimsy; certainties were abandoned, and threats were constant.
    • Once again the exegetical basis is too flimsy to support the revisionist view.
    • Excuses seem flimsy, and even the best are still just excuses.
    • What more evidence is required when the imagination conjures up the flimsiest of evidence?
    • 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.
    • But my flimsy excuses and confusing metaphors weren't enough to keep myself convinced.
    • 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.
    • The Herald denounced the verdict, saying it was the " flimsiest of evidence".
    • A couple of psychologists have claimed on the basis of very flimsy evidence that Australians are particularly " authoritarian".
    • 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.
    • We chose not to publish at the time as independent confirmatory evidence was too flimsy.
    • Any evidence by such an expert would have been based on the flimsiest foundation.
    • Significant proportions of us die every year on the flimsiest of pretexts.
    • No, we can't let them squeak by with a flimsy excuse like that.
    • "What the police did was to detain on the flimsiest of pretexts."
    • Obviously this rather flimsy argument by elimination carries very little weight by itself.

noun

British

  • 1

    (sheet of paper)
    papel de copia masculine
  • 2

    (copy)
    copia feminine
    • 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.