Slight Definition

slīt
slighted, slightest, slighting, slights, slighter
adjective
slightest, slighter
Frail; fragile.
Webster's New World
Small in amount or extent; not great or intense.
A slight fever.
Webster's New World
Having little weight, strength, substance, or significance.
A slight criticism.
Webster's New World
Light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender.
Webster's New World
Of small importance or consideration; trifling.
Slight matters.
American Heritage
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verb
slighted, slighting, slights
To treat with disrespect or indifference; be discourteous toward.
Webster's New World
To treat as of small importance; make light of.
American Heritage
To do carelessly or poorly; neglect.
Webster's New World
To treat as unimportant.
Webster's New World
To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
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noun
slights
A slighting or being slighted by pointedly indifferent, disrespectful, or supercilious treatment.
Webster's New World
A deliberate discourtesy; a snub.
American Heritage
Wiktionary
Antonyms:

Other Word Forms of Slight

Noun

Singular:
slight
Plural:
slights

Adjective

Base Form:
slight
Comparative:
slighter
Superlative:
slightest

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

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