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Adjective

slight (comparative: slighter, superlative: slightest)

  1. 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
  2. Not stout or heavy; slender.
  3. a slight but graceful woman
  4. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

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Verb

Infinitive
to slight

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to slight (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
  2. To treat with disdain or neglect.
  3. To act negligently or carelessly.
  4. To overthrow; to demolish.
  5. To make even or level.
  6. To throw heedlessly.

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Noun

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Singular
slight

Plural
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slight ({{{1}}})
  1. The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.
  2. Sleight.

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Dictionary notes

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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