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5. U.S. handbill, leaflet, leaf, bill, circular, notice, folder; handout, throwaway, dodger; advertisement; placard, poster, broadside, broadsheet, proclamation, bulletin.

flight', n. 1. soaring, sailing, zooming, cruising; gliding, planing, volplaning, sailplaning; aviation, vol-itation, Rare, volation.
2. distance, extent, length, span, range, reach; course, route, direction, trajectory.
3. flock, bevy, covey, gaggle; swarm, swarming, cloud.
4. trip, run, crossing, crossover; shuttle,
Inf. hop, Inf. jump.
5. unit, tactical unit, squadron, wing, escadrille, formation.
6. dart, dash, sprint, speed, swoop, scud, clip, race, career; scoot, scamper, scurry, scuttle.
7.
Archit. stairway, staircase, stairs, steps.

flight2, v. 1. fleeing, bolting, absconding, running, running away, running off, eloping, taking to one's heels, Inf. taking to the woods, Inf. heading for the hills, Inf. skedaddling, Sl. scramming, Sl. splitting; evacuation, desertion, abandonment, decampment; bolt, hasty retreat, French leave, Jocular, absquatula-tion, fugitation, Sl. disappearing act, Sl. skedaddle.
2. departure,
Archaic, scape or 'scape; exodus, hegira, migration; getaway, jailbreak, prison break, Inf. breakout, Inf. break, Sl. lam.
3. put to flight
rout, stampede, discomfit, panic; disperse, scatter, scatter to the winds.
4. take to flight
retreat, withdraw, decamp; flee, bolt, abscond. See - flee (def. 1).

flightiness, n. capriciousness, changefulness, fickleness, inconstancy, volatility, mercurialness; frivolity, whimsicality, giddiness, light-headedness; flippancy, lightness, levity.

flighty, adj. 1. changeful, capricious, whimsical, fanciful, impulsive; fickle, skittish, inconstant, moon-ish, changeable, variable, faddish; mercurial, volatile, undependable, unsteady, unstable; delirious, lightheaded, rattlebrained, harebrained, half-witted, mad, crazy, unbalanced, eccentric, wild, extravagant; giddy, frivolous, flyaway, fitful, erratic, irregular, spasmodic, uneven; irresolute, uncertain, indecisive, undecided, vacillating, wavering, shilly-shallying, infirm of purpose.
2. irresponsible, wayward, wanton, reckless, thoughtless, heedless, lawless, abnormal, heteroclite, deviative, stray.

flimflam, n. 1. Informal, nonsense, twaddle, bosh. See - nonsense (def. 2).
2. trick, deception, humbug, fraud, swindle,
Inf. the old army game, confidence game, Sl. con game, Inf. flimflam game, Sl. rip-off; pretense, hoax, imposture, artifice.
-v. 3. trick, delude, humbug, cheat,
Inf pull a fast one. See - cheat (defs. 3, 4).

flimsy, adj. 1. thin, light, slender, slight, delicate, filmy, diaphanous, airy, ethereal; sheer, silken, gossamer, cobwebby, gauzy.
2. weak, feeble, frail, fragile, unsubstantial; trivial, frivolous, immaterial, superficial, shallow, lacking force, vain, transparent, ineffectual; inadequate, poor, worthless, paltry, niggling, piddling; foolish, idle, puerile, petty, trifling, meager.
3. cheap, shabby, ramshackle, rickety, tumbledown, dilapidated, jerry-built, gimcrack; sorry, scrubby, sleazy, wretched.

flinch, v. 1. blench, recoil, start, withdraw, crawl or pull back or away; swerve, turn away from, dodge, get out of the way, flee, run away, retreat.
2. shrink, shy away from, cringe, quail, wince; cower, crouch,
Inf. funk; quake, tremble, quiver, shudder, shake, Inf. shake in one's boots or shoes, shiver, sho'v fear.

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