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What does "Slight" mean?


(adv.) Slightly (n.) Sleight (n.) The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity (superl.) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect (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 (superl.) Not stout or heavy; slender (v. t.) To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands (v. t.) To make even or level (v. t.) To overthrow; to demolish (v. t.) To throw heedlessly

Synonyms lean, tenuous, disregard, ignore, thin, weak, neglect, rebuff, slender, slim, flimsy, cold-shoulder

Example: "There's slight chance that it will work" Example: "Slight evidence" Example: "Watched her slight figure cross the street"

Word Family slighter, slightest, slighting, slightly