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Definitions of slight

  1. To overthrow; to demolish. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To make even or level. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To throw heedlessly. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To disregard, as of little value: to neglect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To neglect; disregard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To neglect; do imperfectly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To neglect; to disregard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To disregard, as of no importance or unworthy of consideration; to neglect. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Not stout or heavy; slender. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. Sleight. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Intentional neglect; disregard; oversight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Slightness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Neglect: disregard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Dexterity in manipulation; a jugglers trick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A neglectful action; neglect; disregard. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A moderate degree of contempt, manifested by neglect; neglect; artifice; dexterity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. A moderate degree of contempt, manifested by neglect or indifference; disregard; disdain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. SLIGHTINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Feeble; as, the enemy offered only slight resistance; frail; slender; as, a slight figure; unimportant; as, a slight difference in color; not severe; as, a slight reproof. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. Weak: slender: of little value: trifling: small: negligent: not decided. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Unimportant; trifling; weak; slender. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Of small importance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Slender; frail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Weak; inconsiderable; not deep; not violent; trifling; not strong or firm. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. Superficial; not through; not deep, as an impression; faint; small; inconsiderable; trifling; not done with effort; not forcible. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for slight

  1. I consider it a very fair one, said I, with perhaps a slight advantage in favour of the skipper. – Turned Adrift by Harry Collingwood
  2. We will call it a slight advance on your wages. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
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