slighting

adjective

slight·​ing ˈslī-tiŋ How to pronounce slighting (audio)
: characterized by disregard or disrespect : disparaging
a slighting remark
slightingly adverb

Examples of slighting in a Sentence

slighting remarks about the general lack of musical talent among the contestants

Word History

First Known Use

1632, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slighting was in 1632

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“Slighting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slighting. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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slighting

adjective
slight·​ing ˈslīt-iŋ How to pronounce slighting (audio)
: characterized by disregard or disrespect
slightingly adverb

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