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"
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
Origin: [OE. slit, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. slttr smooth, Sw. slt, Goth. slahts; or uncertain origin.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slīt, adj. weak: slender: of little value: trifling: small: negligent: not decided, superficial, cursory: slighting, disdainful.—v.t. to disregard, as of little value: to neglect: (obs.) to demolish, smooth.—n. neglect: disregard, an act of discourtesy.—advs. Slight′ingly; Slight′ly.—n. Slight′ness. [Old Low Ger. slicht, plain; Dut. slecht, bad, Ger. schlecht, straight.]
slīt, n. (Spens.), sleight, device, trick.
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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
The numerical value of slight in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of slight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of slight in a Sentence
Even preventing slight weight gain can help.
There are slight improvements in heart rate.
Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.
The RBNZ surprised markets with a slight dovish shift.
Looks like a slight hangover from the party that we had last week.
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Translations for slight
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- geringfügig, leichtGerman
- leve, insignificanteSpanish
- debole, insignificante, leggeroItalian
- mały, drobnyPolish
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