What does slight mean?

Definitions for slight
slaɪtslight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuff, slightadjective

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

  2. little(a), slightadjective

    (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, thinadjective

    lacking substance or significance

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

  4. slender, slight, slim, svelteverb

    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-shoulderverb

    pay no attention to, disrespect

    "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

Wiktionary

  1. slightnoun

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

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  2. slightnoun

    Sleight.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  3. slightverb

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

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  4. slightverb

    To treat with disdain or neglect.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  5. slightverb

    To act negligently or carelessly.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  6. slightverb

    To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  7. slightverb

    To make even or level.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  8. slightverb

    To throw heedlessly.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  9. slightadjective

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

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  10. slightadjective

    Not stout or heavy; slender.

    a slight but graceful woman

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

  11. slightadjective

    Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

    Etymology: From sliht, from slihtaz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slightnoun

    sleight

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Slightverb

    to overthrow; to demolish

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Slightverb

    to make even or level

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Slightverb

    to throw heedlessly

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Slight

    not stout or heavy; slender

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Slight

    foolish; silly; weak in intellect

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Slightverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Slightnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Slightadverb

    slightly

    Etymology: [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

  1. Slight

    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.]

  2. Slight

    slīt, n. (Spens.), sleight, device, trick.

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slight in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of slight in a Sentence

  1. Charles Robert Darwin:

    I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.

  2. Jessica Sinclair:

    We started to notice that she was having issues reaching her milestone of crawling, so at her regular pediatric check they did an eye screening and saw that she might have had a slight astigmatism.

  3. Miguel Charon:

    We felt slight movement of the building, then we got told to evacuate the building, once we came outside( we) noticed that there are evacuations every building in the area.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    It's a slight different view in a relatively short period of time, we're gonna carpet bomb Mosul? A city of 800,000 people? That's just not realistic, that's just not grounded in reality.

  5. Donald Trump:

    They were looking to get us for lies or slight misstatements, it was very unfair.

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