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slight

adjective

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5 small in degree
  • only a slight chance of success
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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

slight

noun

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

verb

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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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look down one's nose (at), sneeze at, thumb one's nose (at), walk over

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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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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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