Definitions for slightly
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slightly.
slightly, somewhat, more or lessadverb
to a small degree or extent
"his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory"; "the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other"
slenderly, slimly, slightlyadverb
in a slim or slender manner
"a slenderly built woman"; "slightly built"
He was slightly built, but tall.
To a small extent or degree.
He weighed slightly less than his wife who was a foot shorter.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from slight.
Words, both because they are common, and do not so strongly move the fancy of man, are for the most part but slightly heard. Richard Hooker.
Leave nothing fitting for the purpose
Untouch’d, or slightly handled in discourse. William Shakespeare.
You were to blame
To part so slightly with your wife’s first gift. William Shakespeare.
The letter-writer dissembles his knowledge of this restriction, and contents himself slightly to mention it towards the close of his pamphlet. Francis Atterbury.
Long had the Gallick monarch uncontroul’d,
Enlarg’d his borders, and of human force
Opponent slightly thought. Philips.
Scorn not the facil gates of hell too slightly barr’d. John Milton.
in a slight manner
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'slightly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1189
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'slightly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1010
Rank popularity for the word 'slightly' in Adverbs Frequency: #111
The numerical value of slightly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of slightly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I think everyone wants it to work because Prince Harry is adored around the world, he’s the little boy who lost his mother at 12. He was a slightly off the rails teenager who became a war hero fighting on the frontlines… We want the fairy tale, which has had some tragic lows across the last 30-40 years. The overriding message of the documentary is 'fingers crossed.' Meghan Markle with Prince Harry after their engagement announcement. (Reuters) But those in the documentary warned that this world is not without its pitfalls, Bullen said. You marry into a world that’s diamonds and furs and castles and servants and literally knights in shining armor. But it all comes with a price. Are you ready to pay that price?
Rafa now winning the French Open I feel he might be a great contender, compared even to Roger and Novak he might be, in my own feeling, he might be slightly ahead. We'll see.
Today, Goldman Sachs an analysis that said the net impact of the debt forgiveness and resuming student loan payments is likely to be very modest, but it will be slightly disinflationary, so it will bring down inflation.
This is a slightly expanded approach to social distancing that is tolerable and may be what saves us, we need to prevent the virus from erupting with the ferocity that it did in March.
Yesterday they had such a big bounce, it was probably slightly overdone.
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- lleugeramentCatalan, Valencian
- en anelseDanish
- ein wenigGerman
- etete, iometeEsperanto
- ligeramente, levementeSpanish
- hieman, hennostiFinnish
- délicatement, finement, légèrementFrench
- малкуцка, малкуMacedonian
- немного, слегкаRussian
- azıcık, birazTurkish
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