Definitions for slightslaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slight*slaɪt(adj.; v.; n.)slight•er, slight•est

  1. (adj.)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.

  5. of little substance or strength.

  6. (v.t.)to treat as of little importance.

  7. to treat (someone) with indifference; snub.

  8. to do negligently; scamp:

    to slight one's studies.

  9. (n.)an instance of slighting indifference or treatment.

  10. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuff, slight(adj)

    a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

  2. little(a), slight(adj)

    (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"

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

  4. 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"

  5. slight, cold-shoulder(verb)

    pay no attention to, disrespect

    "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slight(adjective)ɪt

    very small in amount or degree

    a slight chance of rain; The increase was slight.

  2. slightɪt

    (of a person) small and thin

    a slight five-year-old


  1. slight(Noun)

    The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.

  2. slight(Noun)


  3. slight(Verb)

    To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.

  4. slight(Verb)

    To treat with disdain or neglect.

  5. slight(Verb)

    To act negligently or carelessly.

  6. slight(Verb)

    To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

  7. slight(Verb)

    To make even or level.

  8. slight(Verb)

    To throw heedlessly.

  9. slight(Adjective)

    Small, weak or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.

  10. slight(Adjective)

    Not stout or heavy; slender.

    a slight but graceful woman

  11. slight(Adjective)

    Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

  12. Origin: From sliht, from slihtaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slight(noun)


  2. Slight(verb)

    to overthrow; to demolish

  3. Slight(verb)

    to make even or level

  4. Slight(verb)

    to throw heedlessly

  5. Slight

    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

  6. Slight

    not stout or heavy; slender

  7. Slight

    foolish; silly; weak in intellect

  8. Slight(verb)

    to disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands

  9. Slight(noun)

    the act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity

  10. Slight(adverb)


British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3373

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3217

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'slight' in Adjectives Frequency: #349

Anagrams of slight

  1. lights

Translations for slight

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


small; not great; not serious or severe

a slight breeze; We have a slight problem.

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