Definitions for slightslaɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
slight*slaɪt(adj.; v.; n.)slight•er, slight•est
(adj.)small in amount, degree, etc.
of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial.
slender or slim; not heavily built.
frail; flimsy; delicate:
a slight fabric.
of little substance or strength.
(v.t.)to treat as of little importance.
to treat (someone) with indifference; snub.
to do negligently; scamp:
to slight one's studies.
(n.)an instance of slighting indifference or treatment.
a pointed and contemptuous discourtesy; affront.
* Syn: slight , disregard , neglect , overlook mean to pay no attention or too little attention to someone or something. To slight is to ignore or treat as unimportant: to slight one's neighbors. To disregard is to ignore or treat without due respect: to disregard the rules. To neglect is to fail in one's duty toward a person or thing: to neglect one's correspondence. To overlook is to fail to notice or consider someone or something, possibly because of carelessness: to overlook a bill that is due. See insult. See also slender.
Origin of slight:
1250–1300; ME (adj.): smooth, slender; c. OHG sleht smooth, ON slēttr
a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
"little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work"
flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)
lacking substance or significance
"slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
slender, slight, slim, svelte(verb)
being of delicate or slender build
"she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
pay no attention to, disrespect
"She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
very small in amount or degree
a slight chance of rain; The increase was slight.
(of a person) small and thin
a slight five-year-old
The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.
To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
To treat with disdain or neglect.
To act negligently or carelessly.
To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.
To make even or level.
To throw heedlessly.
Small, weak or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
Not stout or heavy; slender.
a slight but graceful woman
Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
Origin: From sliht, from slihtaz.
to overthrow; to demolish
to make even or level
to throw heedlessly
not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; -- applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like
not stout or heavy; slender
foolish; silly; weak in intellect
to disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands
the act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3373
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3217
Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Adjectives Frequency: #349
Translations for slight
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
small; not great; not serious or severe
a slight breeze; We have a slight problem.
- ligeiroPortuguese (BR)
- lehký, malýCzech
- lille; mindreDanish
- μικρός, ασήμαντοςGreek
- pequeño, ligeroSpanish
- kerge, väikeEstonian
- léger, petitFrench
- हल्का, कच्चाHindi
- malen, neznatanCroatian
- csekély, jelentéktelenHungarian
- sedikit, kecilIndonesian
- leggero, piccoloItalian
- 약간의, 사소한Korean
- lengvas, menkasLithuanian
- viegls; neliels; nenozīmīgsLatvian
- liten, svak, ubetydeligNorwegian
- niewielki, drobnyPolish
- نرى، نازك: لږ، كم: سپك، كم ارزښتهPashto
- uşor; micRomanian
- слабый; незначительныйRussian
- ľahký, malý, nepatrnýSlovak
- svag, obetydlig, litenSwedish
- hafif, azTurkish
- 輕微的，微小Chinese (Trad.)
- легкий; незначнийUkrainian
- خفیف، تھوڑاUrdu
- nhẹ, không đáng kểVietnamese
- 轻微的，微小Chinese (Simp.)
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