gossamer
[ gos-uh-mer ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; A combination of the words "goose" and "summer" which could refer to St. Martin's Summer (early November) when goose was commonly eaten
Synonyms
  • translucent
  • silky
  • flimsy
  • light
  • delicate
Antonyms
  • heavy
  • thick
Definition
of or like gossamer; extremely light, flimsy, or delicate
Example
A) The butterflies' wings are gossamer thin and fragile, which is why we ask that you do not touch them. B) The plot is gossamer thin, more of an excuse to visit exotic locales than tell an interesting story.
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