the property of weakness by virtue of careless construction
Syn: ↑shoddiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑shoddy (for: ↑shoddiness), ↑flimsy
Hypernyms: ↑weakness

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  • flimsiness — flim·si·ness …   English syllables

  • delicacy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sensitiveness, tact, nicety; frailty, daintiness, exactness; tidbit, dainty; discrimination, taste, fastidiousness. See beauty, food, skill, pleasure, brittleness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Fineness of… …   English dictionary for students

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