slight

slight
adj
1. small, little, tiny, Inf. teeny, smallish, diminutive; miniature, pocket-sized, bantam, Inf. baby, Inf. baby-sized, small-scale; wee, Inf. dinky, puny, Inf. pint-sized, short, Inf. half-pint.
2. slender, slim, thin, light; delicate, minikin, (of a woman). petite, gracile; lean, dapper, narrow, filamentous, filiform.
3. infinitesimal, minute, microscopic, molecular; inappreciable, imperceptible, imponderable, indiscernible; intangible, impalpable, subtle, fine, evanescent.
4. petty, minor, unimportant, insignificant, immaterial, irrelevant, not vital, neither here nor there; negligible, unsubstantial, insubstantial, inconsiderable, of no consequence, inconsequential, unnotable, unnoted; trivial, trifling, paltry, nugatory, worthless.
5. superficial, shallow, depthless, pointless, skin-deep; empty, vacuous, hollow, void; inane, fatuous, silly, airy, ridiculous, foolish, fatuitous; frivolous, frothy.
6. frail, feeble, fragile, flimsy, sleazy; weak, faint, Dial. pindling, enervated; attenuated, tenuous, weakened.
7. breakable, frangible; jerry-built, unsteady, undependable, defective; precarious, unstable, insecure; rickety, tottering, tottery, unsteady, Chiefly U.S. teetery.
8. tolerable, fair, passable, mediocre, moderate, modest; below or under the mark, below or under par, insufficient, not enough, deficient; inadequate, scanty, meager, sparse, skimpy, poor, weak, lame.
v
9. snub, cut, turn one's back upon, turn up one's nose at, Inf. high-hat. See snub(def. 1).
10. insult, affront, Sl. put down, Sl. cut up, give offense to. See snub(def. 2).
11. embarrass, disconcert, abash, mortify, Inf. gross out, upset; confuse, fluster, ruffle, discountenance, distract, discompose, confound.
12. scamp, slur over, touch upon, pass over lightly, skim the surface; do negligently, do haphazardly, do heedlessly, do carelessly, do superficially, do perfunctorily; skim over, slip over, skip over, trifle with; play with, toy with, Inf. mess or fool around; dash off, knock off, toss off or out; slough off, cut corners, cut a corner, fribble away; forget, neglect, overlook.
n
13. snub, cold shoulder, coldness, indifference. See snub(def. 5).
14. affront, insult, slur, dig, barb. See snub(def. 6).
15. rudeness, disrespect, ill-treatment. See snub(def. 7).

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  • Slight — Slight, a. [Compar. {Slighter}; superl. {Slightest}.] [OE. sli?t, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. sl?ttr smooth, Sw. sl[ a]t,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — Slight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slighting}.] To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Milton. [1913 Webster] The wretch who slights the bounty of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slight — slight·er; slight; slight·ish; slight·ly; slight·ness; slight·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • slight — I adjective ancillary, auxiliary, diminutive, exiguous, exiguus, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inferior, insignificant, levis, light, limited, little, meager, mean, minor, minute, modest, negligible, niggardly,… …   Law dictionary

  • slight — [adj1] insignificant, small fat, feeble, inconsiderable, insubstantial, meager, minor, modest, negligible, off, outside, paltry, petty, piddling, remote, scanty, slender, slim, sparse, superficial, trifling, trivial, unessential, unimportant,… …   New thesaurus

  • Slight — Slight, adv. Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster] Think not so slight of glory. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — is a surname, and may refer to:* Aaron Slight (born 1966), former professional motorcycle road racer * Jim Slight (1855 1930), Australian cricketeree also* Sleight …   Wikipedia

  • slight — [slīt] adj. [ME (northern dial.) sliht < OE, kin to OHG sleht, straight, smooth: for IE base see SLICK] 1. a) light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender b) frail; fragile 2. having little weight, strength, substance, or significance… …   English World dictionary

  • slight|ly — «SLYT lee», adverb. 1. in a slight manner. 2. to a slight degree; a little; somewhat: »I know him slightly. 3. in a slighting manner; disdainfully …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slight — Slight, n. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity. [1913 Webster] Syn: Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain; scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — Slight, n. Sleight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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