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Slight meaning

slight - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Sleight.
  2. 2. To overthrow; to demolish.
  3. 3. To make even or level.
  4. 4. To throw heedlessly.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Not stout or heavy; slender.
  7. 7. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
  8. 8. To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.
  9. 9. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
  10. 10. Slightly.
  11. 11. To neglect; disregard.
  12. 12. Unimportant; trifling; weak; slender.

slight - examples of usage

  1. The general effect on the body is at first slight. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. Then, after a slight pause, he asked: " Have you any news lately from Durdlebury?" - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. " That depends upon how you take it," I said, with a slight laugh. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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