slight (Meaning)

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slight (n)

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

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slight (v)

pay no attention to, disrespect

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slight (a)

(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some

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slight (s)

lacking substance or significance

being of delicate or slender build

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slight (n.)

Sleight.

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

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slight (v. t.)

To overthrow; to demolish.

To make even or level.

To throw heedlessly.

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

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slight (superl.)

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.

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slight (adv.)

Slightly.

slight Sentence Examples

  1. She had a slight smile that hinted at her amusement.
  2. The difference in temperature was so slight that it was barely noticeable.
  3. The slight breeze carried the scent of roses through the air.
  4. The slight incline in the path made it easy to walk up.
  5. He had a slight cough that betrayed his recent illness.
  6. Her voice had a slight tremor that added emotion to her words.
  7. The slight drizzle barely dampened the ground.
  8. The slight delay in the train's arrival was irritating but not catastrophic.
  9. There was a slight chance that it would rain later in the evening.
  10. The slight improvement in his condition gave them hope for his recovery.

FAQs About the word slight

a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval), pay no attention to, disrespect, (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in qu

frail,weak, feeble, faint, weakened, wimpy, enfeebled, effete, low, disabled

powerful, hard, athletic, muscular, athletic, stout, muscular, powerful, strong, hard

She had a slight smile that hinted at her amusement.

The difference in temperature was so slight that it was barely noticeable.

The slight breeze carried the scent of roses through the air.

The slight incline in the path made it easy to walk up.