Slight meaning

slīt
Small in size, degree, or amount.

A slight tilt; a slight surplus.

adjective
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A deliberate discourtesy; a snub.
noun
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Of small importance or consideration; trifling.

Slight matters.

adjective
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To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention.
verb
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Small and slender in build or construction; delicate.
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To treat with disrespect or indifference; be discourteous toward.
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To treat as unimportant.
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A slighting or being slighted by pointedly indifferent, disrespectful, or supercilious treatment.
noun
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Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.

A slight (i.e., feeble) effort; a slight (i.e., not deep) impression; a slight (i.e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i.e., not thorough) examination; a slight (i.e., not severe) pain.

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A slight but graceful woman.

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To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
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To treat with disdain or neglect.
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(military, of a fortification) To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

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To make even or level.

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To throw heedlessly.
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The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.
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The definition of slight is a small amount or someone that is fragile or has little weight or substance.

An example of slight used as an adjective is a slight sunburn which is a small amount of sunburn.

An example of slight used as an adjective is the phrase slight build which is a very thin person.

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Lacking strength, substance, or solidity; frail.

A slight foundation; slight evidence.

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To treat as of small importance; make light of.
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To do negligently or thoughtlessly; scant.
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Having little weight, strength, substance, or significance.

A slight criticism.

adjective
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Small in amount or extent; not great or intense.

A slight fever.

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To do carelessly or poorly; neglect.
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Origin of slight

  • Middle English slender, smooth possibly of Scandinavian origin lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English sliht, from Proto-Germanic *slihtaz.

    From Wiktionary