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slight

adjective

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3 of a size that is less than average
  • the slight youth packed a surprisingly solid punch

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5 small in degree
  • only a slight chance of success

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slight

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of slight (Entry 2 of 3)

an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings
  • refused to respond to their petty slights

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slight

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Synonyms & Antonyms of slight (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in
  • the dancers felt slighted by the harsh comments of the judges

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2 to deliberately ignore or treat rudely
  • as a temp worker, she often feels slighted by the people she has to work with

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3 to show contempt for
  • music critics who slight any style of music that doesn't fit their personal taste

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4 to fail to give proper attention to
  • slighted several major authors in her survey of 20th-century fiction

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Adjective

thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous mean not thick, broad, abundant, or dense. thin implies comparatively little extension between surfaces or in diameter, or it may imply lack of substance, richness, or abundance. thin wire a thin soup slender implies leanness or spareness often with grace and good proportion. the slender legs of a Sheraton chair slim applies to slenderness that suggests fragility or scantiness. a slim volume of poetry a slim chance slight implies smallness as well as thinness. a slight build tenuous implies extreme thinness, sheerness, or lack of substance and firmness. a tenuous thread

Verb

neglect, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget mean to pass over without giving due attention. neglect implies giving insufficient attention to something that merits one's attention. habitually neglected his studies disregard suggests voluntary inattention. disregarded the wishes of his family ignore implies a failure to regard something obvious. ignored the snide remark overlook suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care. in my rush I overlooked a key example slight implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting. slighted several major authors in her survey forget may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one's mind. forget what others say

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The first known use of slight was in the 14th century

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“Slight.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slight. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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