简明英汉词典

flimsy
[5flimzi]
adj.
易坏的, 脆弱的, 浅薄的, 没有价值的, 不足信的, (人)浮夸的
n.
薄纸, 描图用薄纸, 薄纸稿纸

美国传统词典[双解]

flimsy
flim.sy
AHD:[fl1m“z?]
D.J.[6flimzi8]
K.K.[6fl!mzi]
adj.(形容词)
flim.si.erflim.si.est

(1)

Light, thin, and insubstantial:
轻而薄的:轻、薄且不牢固的:
a flimsy fabric.
轻薄的织物

(2)

Lacking solidity or strength:
脆弱的:缺乏硬度或力度的:
a flimsy table.
易损坏的桌子

(3)

Lacking plausibility; unconvincing:
薄弱的:缺乏合理性的;不可信的:
a flimsy excuse.
站不住脚的借口
n.(名词)
【复数】 flim.sies

(1)

Thin paper usually used to make multiple copies.
复写纸,打字纸:复写用的薄纸

(2)

Something written on this thin paper.
薄纸副本或文件:在这种薄纸上写下的东西

语源
[Origin unknown]
[词源不明]

继承用法

flimsily
adv.(副词)

flimsiness
n.(名词)

注释
The origin of flimsy, although uncertain, is not completely obscure. The word is first recorded in English in the 17th century in a dictionary of cant, the jargon of people such as thieves and beggars. Its early senses “frail” and “trivial” as well as its form may link it with flim-flam, recorded first around 1538. The noun flim-flam could mean “a piece of nonsense or idle talk,” and the adjective could mean “frivolous.” Flim-flam itself is a reduplication in which the pattern fl—m occurs twice, the first time with the sound (1); the second, with the sound (2). Flim may be related to the Old Norse word flim, meaning “a lampoon, libel.”
Flimsy 的词源虽然不确定, 但并不是完全不清楚。这个单词在17世纪首次用英语记载于一本行话字典里,即记载如小偷和乞丐等人所使用的隐语的字典。它最初的意思是“脆弱的”和“轻微的”, 其形式可能与flim-flam 有联系, 首次记载大约是在1538年。Flim-flam 作名词时意思为“一句无意义的或无聊的话,” 作形容词时可当作“琐屑的,无意义的”讲。Flim-flam 本身是一个重叠词,fl-m 这样形式出现两次, 第一次是与语音(i)组合;第二次是与语音(a)组合。Flim 可能与古斯堪的纳维亚语flim 有关, 其意思为“讽刺,诽谤”

现代英汉词典

flimsy
[5flImzI]
adj.
-sier, -siest

(1)

轻而薄的

(2)

无力的;脆弱的

词性变化

flimsy
n.
-sies
薄纸

现代英汉综合大辞典

flimsy
[5flimzi]
adj.

(1)

薄[弱]的, 脆弱的; 无力的

(2)

浮夸的

(3)

没有价值的
a flimsy excuse
站不住脚的辩解
This kind of paper is flimsy.
这种纸很薄。

词性变化

flimsy
[5flimzi]
n.

(1)

薄纸, 打字纸

(2)

(新闻记者用的)薄纸原稿

(3)

[俚]钞票

(4)

电报

(5)

薄、 脆、 弱或不结实的东西

继承用法

flimsily
adv.

词性变化

flimsiness
n.

英文相关词典

flimsy
dainty    delicate    fragile    frail    slight    weak    

美国传统词典

flimsy
flim.sy
AHD:[fl1m“z?]
D.J.[6flimzi8]
K.K.[6fl!mzi]
adj.
flim.si.er, flim.si.est

(1)

Light, thin, and insubstantial:
a flimsy fabric.

(2)

Lacking solidity or strength:
a flimsy table.

(3)

Lacking plausibility; unconvincing:
a flimsy excuse.
n.
pl. flim.sies

(1)

Thin paper usually used to make multiple copies.

(2)

Something written on this thin paper.

语源
[Origin unknown]

继承用法

flimsily
adv.

flimsiness
n.

注释
The origin of flimsy, although uncertain, is not completely obscure. The word is first recorded in English in the 17th century in a dictionary of cant, the jargon of people such as thieves and beggars. Its early senses “frail” and “trivial” as well as its form may link it with flim-flam, recorded first around 1538. The noun flim-flam could mean “a piece of nonsense or idle talk,” and the adjective could mean “frivolous.” Flim-flam itself is a reduplication in which the pattern fl—m occurs twice, the first time with the sound (1); the second, with the sound (2). Flim may be related to the Old Norse word flim, meaning “a lampoon, libel.”

英汉电力大词典

flimsy
n.薄的,薄纸,复写纸

英汉电信大词典

flimsy
n.薄的,薄纸

英汉化学大词典

flimsy
adj.薄的;n.薄纸

英汉计算机大词典

flimsy
adj.薄的;n.薄纸

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