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Meaning of SLIGHT

Pronunciation:  slIt

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  1. [n]  a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  almost no or (with `a') at least some; very little; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work"
  4. [adj]  having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
  5. [v]  pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

SLIGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cold-shoulder, flimsy, lean, little(a), rebuff, slender, slim, tenuous, thin, weak
 See Also: brush aside, brush off, cold shoulder, cut, discount, discourtesy, dismiss, disregard, ignore, offence, offense, offensive activity, push aside, silent treatment, snub



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Slight\, n.
    Sleight. --Spenser.
  2. \Slight\, v. t. [Cf. D. slechten to level, to demolish.]
    1. To overthrow; to demolish. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
    2. To make even or level. [Obs.] --Hexham.
    3. To throw heedlessly. [Obs.]
             The rogue slighted me into the river. --Shak.
  3. \Slight\, a. [Compar. {Slighter}; superl. {Slightest}.]
    [OE. sli?t, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple,
    plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht,
    schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. sl?ttr smooth, Sw.
    sl["a]t, Goth. sla['i]hts; or uncertain origin.]
    1. 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. ``At one slight bound.'' --Milton.
             Slight is the subject, but not so the praise.
             Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds.
    2. Not stout or heavy; slender.
             His own figure, which was formerly so slight. --Sir
                                                   W. Scott.
    3. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect. --Hudibras.
  4. \Slight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slighted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to
    make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. --Milton.
          The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.
    {To slight off}, to treat slightingly; to drive off; to
       remove. [R.] -- {To slight over}, to run over in haste; to
       perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight
       over a theme. ``They will but slight it over.'' --Bacon.
    Syn: To neglect; disregard; disdain; scorn.
    Usage: {Slight}, {Neglect}. To slight is stronger than to
           neglect. We may neglect a duty or person from
           inconsiderateness, or from being over-occupied in
           other concerns. To slight is always a positive and
           intentional act, resulting from feelings of dislike or
           contempt. We ought to put a kind construction on what
           appears neglect on the part of a friend; but when he
           slights us, it is obvious that he is our friend no
                 Beware . . . lest the like befall . . . If they
                 transgress and slight that sole command.
                 This my long-sufferance, and my day of grace,
                 Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
  5. \Slight\, n.
    The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree
    of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
    Syn: Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain;
         scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement.
  6. \Slight\, adv.
    Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic]
          Think not so slight of glory.            --Milton.