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- Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
- a slight (i.e., feeble) effort
- a slight (i.e., not deep) impression
- a slight (i.e., not convincing) argument
- a slight (i.e., not thorough) examination
- a slight (i.e., not severe) pain
- Not stout or heavy; slender.
- a slight but graceful woman
- Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
Third person singular
- To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
- To treat with disdain or neglect.
- To act negligently or carelessly.
- To overthrow; to demolish.
- To make even or level.
- To throw heedlessly.
- See also Wikisaurus:offend
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