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Definitions of slight

  1. pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. Sleight. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To overthrow; to demolish. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make even or level. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To throw heedlessly. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. Not stout or heavy; slender. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Slightly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. 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.
  17. Intentional neglect; disregard; oversight. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To treat with incivility; as, she slighted her guests; to neglect or perform carelessly; as, he habitually slights his work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Slightness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Weak: slender: of little value: trifling: small: negligent: not decided. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To disregard, as of little value: to neglect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Neglect: disregard. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. SLIGHTINGLY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To neglect; disregard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Unimportant; trifling; weak; slender. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Dexterity in manipulation; a jugglers trick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. To neglect; do imperfectly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Of small importance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Slender; frail. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. A neglectful action; neglect; disregard. 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. 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.
  33. To neglect; to disregard. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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. dictgcide_fs
  38. sl[=i]t, adj. weak: slender: of little value: trifling: small: negligent: not decided, superficial, cursory: slighting, disdainful.--v.t. to disregard, as of little value: to neglect: (obs.) to demolish, smooth.--n. neglect: disregard, an act of discourtesy.--advs. SLIGHT'INGLY; SLIGHT'LY.--n. SLIGHT'NESS. [Old Low Ger. slicht, plain; Dut. slecht, bad, Ger. schlecht, straight.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. sl[=i]t, n. (Spens.), sleight, device, trick. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Slender, slim, frail-looking, (saw a s. figure approaching; supported by a s. framework); a or some inconsiderable (has a s. cold; took a s. repast; have made a s. inquiry, some s. inquiries, into it); not much or great or thorough, inadequate, scanty, not even the smallest, (after s. inquiry; did it with s. inconvenience to himself; there is not the slightest excuse for it; a conclusion based on very s. observation; a structure raised on s. foundations; paid him s. attention). Hence slightish (2) a., slightly adv., slightness n. [Middle Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. Treat or speak of (person, branch of study, &c.) as not worth attention, fail in courtesy or respect towards, markedly neglect; hence slightingly adv. (N.) marked piece of neglect, omission of due respect &c., (put a s. upon, s.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. n. A moderate degree of contempt, manifested by neglect; disregard; inattention; disdain. Cabinet Dictionary

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