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slights

noun
plural of slight

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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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slights

verb
present tense third-person singular of slight

Synonyms & Antonyms of slights (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Slights.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slights. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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