slight

  • 1 Slight — Slight, a. [Compar. {Slighter}; superl. {Slightest}.] [OE. sli?t, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. sl?ttr smooth, Sw. sl[ a]t,… …

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  • 2 Slight — Slight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slighting}.] To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Milton. [1913 Webster] The wretch who slights the bounty of the… …

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  • 3 slight — slight·er; slight; slight·ish; slight·ly; slight·ness; slight·ing·ly; …

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  • 4 slight — I adjective ancillary, auxiliary, diminutive, exiguous, exiguus, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inferior, insignificant, levis, light, limited, little, meager, mean, minor, minute, modest, negligible, niggardly,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 slight — [adj1] insignificant, small fat, feeble, inconsiderable, insubstantial, meager, minor, modest, negligible, off, outside, paltry, petty, piddling, remote, scanty, slender, slim, sparse, superficial, trifling, trivial, unessential, unimportant,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Slight — Slight, adv. Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster] Think not so slight of glory. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 Slight — is a surname, and may refer to:* Aaron Slight (born 1966), former professional motorcycle road racer * Jim Slight (1855 1930), Australian cricketeree also* Sleight …

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  • 8 slight — [slīt] adj. [ME (northern dial.) sliht < OE, kin to OHG sleht, straight, smooth: for IE base see SLICK] 1. a) light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender b) frail; fragile 2. having little weight, strength, substance, or significance… …

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  • 9 slight|ly — «SLYT lee», adverb. 1. in a slight manner. 2. to a slight degree; a little; somewhat: »I know him slightly. 3. in a slighting manner; disdainfully …

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  • 10 Slight — Slight, n. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity. [1913 Webster] Syn: Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain; scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement …

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  • 11 Slight — Slight, n. Sleight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 12 Slight — Slight, v. t. [Cf. D. slechten to level, to demolish.] 1. To overthrow; to demolish. [Obs.] Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. To make even or level. [Obs.] Hexham. [1913 Webster] 3. To throw heedlessly. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The rogue slighted me into …

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  • 13 slight — adj tenuous, rare, *thin, slender, slim Analogous words: imperceptible, imponderable, impalpable, intangible, insensible, inappreciable: trifling, trivial, puny, *petty, paltry: minute, diminutive, wee, little, *small slight vb *neglect, ignore,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 slight — ► ADJECTIVE 1) small in degree; inconsiderable. 2) not profound or substantial. 3) not sturdy and strongly built. ► VERB ▪ insult (someone) by treating them without proper respect or attention. ► NOUN ▪ an insult …

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  • 15 Slight — Aaron Tony Slight (* 19. Januar 1966 in Masterton, Neuseeland) ist ein ehemaliger neuseeländischer Motorradrennfahrer. Aaron Slight interessiert sich schon sehr früh fürs Motorrad fahren. Im Alter von zwölf Jahren fuhr er Motocrossrennen, bevor… …

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  • 16 slight — slight1 W3S2 [slaıt] adj comparative slighter superlative slightest [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch slicht] 1.) [usually before noun] small in degree ≠ ↑big ▪ a slight improvement ▪ a slight increase …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 slight — [[t]slaɪt[/t]] adj. slight•er, slight•est, v. n. 1) small in amount, degree, etc 2) of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial 3) slender or slim; not heavily built 4) frail; flimsy; delicate: a slight fabric[/ex] 5) of little substance or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 slight — slighter, n. slightly, adv. slightness, n. /sluyt/, adj., slighter, slightest, v., n. adj. 1. small in amount, degree, etc.: a slight increase; a slight odor. 2. of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial: a slight cut. 3. slender or slim;… …

    Universalium

  • 19 slight — I UK [slaɪt] / US adjective Word forms slight : adjective slight comparative slighter superlative slightest *** 1) [usually before noun] small in size, amount, or degree a slight increase in temperature Jill gave a slight smile. I haven t given… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 slight — [[t]sla͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ slighter, slightest, slights, slighting, slighted 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Something that is slight is very small in degree or quantity. Doctors say he has made a slight improvement... We have a slight problem... A slight… …

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