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See definition of papery on Dictionary.com
  • as inpaper
  • as inflimsy

synonyms for papery

  • cardboard
  • disposable
  • insubstantial
  • paper-thin
  • wafer-thin
  • shaky
  • decrepit
  • insubstantial
  • tacky
  • rickety
  • feeble
  • shallow
  • gossamer
  • wobbly
  • frail
  • slight
  • defective
  • delicate
  • diaphanous
  • fragile
  • gauzy
  • inadequate
  • infirm
  • meager
  • sheer
  • slapdash
  • sleazy
  • superficial
  • transparent
  • unsound
  • unsubstantial
  • weak
  • chiffon
  • cut-rate
  • house of cards
  • rinkydink
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antonyms for papery

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  • thick
  • serious
  • reasonable
  • tough
  • substantial
  • solid
  • heavy
  • firm
  • thick
  • sound
  • strong
  • plausible
  • convincing
  • sturdy
  • healthy
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How to use papery in a sentence

The biggest turtle eggs today are just a few inches long, with papery thin shells.
A FOSSILIZED EGG LAID BY AN EXTINCT, HUMAN-SIZED TURTLE HOLDS A RARE JACKPOTMONROE HAMMONDAUGUST 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
An inspector in 2016 flagged a package coming into the San Francisco airport holding a papery insect nest but not mentioning insects on the label.
FOCUSING ON ASIAN GIANT HORNETS DISTORTS THE VIEW OF INVASIVE SPECIESSUSAN MILIUSJULY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Powell's is the largest bookstore in the world, an endless, multi-storey universe of papery smells and towering shelves.
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The fronds are smooth, deep-green in color, slightly paler beneath, and of a rather firm papery texture.
BEAUTIFUL FERNSDANIEL CADY EATON
The lowest Marsupials as regards the ossicles are the Peramelidae, whose ossicles are of a frail papery consistence.
THE VERTEBRATE SKELETONSIDNEY H. REYNOLDS
The small burs have a thin, papery lining, and short, widely-branching spines.
FRUITS OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDSGERRIT PARMILE WILDER
Fruit a fleshy pome, with the cells formed by papery or cartilaginous membranes within juicy flesh.
TREES OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATESAUSTIN C. APGAR
Pome fleshy or berry-like; the 2–5 carpels or cells of a papery or cartilaginous texture, 2-seeded.
THE MANUAL OF THE BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATESASA GRAY
They are slender and needlelike with loose papery sheaths, silvery-white and glistening, giving the species its specific name.
THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
The thorns have yellowish tips and light red-brown bodies covered with loose papery sheaths of a silvery sheen.
THE FANTASTIC CLANJOHN JAMES THORNBER
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