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Definitions of slight

  1. pay no attention to, disrespect; " She cold- shouldered her ex- fiance"
  2. having little substance or significance; " a flimsy excuse"; " slight evidence"; " a tenuous argument"; " a thin plot"
  3. a deliberate discourteous act ( usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
  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"
  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"
  6. Sleight.
  7. To overthrow; to demolish.
  8. To make even or level.
  9. To throw heedlessly.
  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.
  11. Not stout or heavy; slender.
  12. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
  13. To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.
  14. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
  15. Slightly.
  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.
  17. Intentional neglect; disregard; oversight.
  18. To treat with incivility; as, she slighted her guests; to neglect or perform carelessly; as, he habitually slights his work.
  19. Slightness.
  20. Weak: slender: of little value: trifling: small: negligent: not decided.
  21. To disregard, as of little value: to neglect.
  22. Neglect: disregard.
  23. SLIGHTINGLY.
  24. To neglect; disregard.
  25. Unimportant; trifling; weak; slender.
  26. Dexterity in manipulation; a jugglers trick.
  27. To neglect; do imperfectly.
  28. Of small importance.
  29. Slender; frail.
  30. A neglectful action; neglect; disregard.
  31. Weak; inconsiderable; not deep; not violent; trifling; not strong or firm.
  32. A moderate degree of contempt, manifested by neglect; neglect; artifice; dexterity.
  33. To neglect; to disregard.
  34. Superficial; not through; not deep, as an impression; faint; small; inconsiderable; trifling; not done with effort; not forcible.
  35. A moderate degree of contempt, manifested by neglect or indifference; disregard; disdain.
  36. To disregard, as of no importance or unworthy of consideration; to neglect.
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Usage examples for slight

  1. With a slight effort the governor rose. – Loaded Dice by Ellery H. Clark
  2. In return- a slight jest on Sir Richard to- night! – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  3. He heard a slight movement behind him and turned to see the door close. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  4. We will call it a slight advance on your wages. – Ralph Granger's Fortunes by William Perry Brown
  5. A slight one,- I suppose from the nerves. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  6. It is well to begin with a slight distance and work up to a greater one. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  7. She knew that while Amy had no rivals, the strength of the temptation was but slight – Amy Herbert by Elizabeth Sewell
  8. A slight look of relief passed over Nicholas's face. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  9. But I think you will give me credit for having a slight turn for business as well as art. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  10. " I am here on my own responsibility- and in direct opposition to my own interests," he continued with a slight smile. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  11. In those orders there is a slight difference in the outline, but its general form is the same. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  12. Any set of movements requiring even slight co- ordination of muscles may be the subject of disturbance by a tremor. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. He sat eying the other for a little while with a slight frown between his eyes, but in the end he nodded. – The Law of Hemlock Mountain by Hugh Lundsford
  14. A slight movement made me certain that some one sat in the farther corner of the carriage. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  15. The chances of coming so far again were slight it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. – The Life of Robert Louis Stevenson for Boys and Girls by Jacqueline M. Overton
  16. Much have I written, but 'tis all too slight – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  17. Yet certainly this was no slight triumph in itself. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. Patten told her that Norton was not well by any means yet and that he did not intend to have him worried up over an imagined slight – The Bells of San Juan by Jackson Gregory
  19. I consider it a very fair one, said I, with perhaps a slight advantage in favour of the skipper. – Turned Adrift by Harry Collingwood
  20. Is your having in friends so slight as you say, little maid? – Audrey by Mary Johnston
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