slight: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (slīt), [key]
— adj., v., n., -er, -est,
  1. small in amount, degree, etc.: a slight increase; a slight odor.
  2. of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial: a slight cut.
  3. slender or slim; not heavily built.
  4. frail; flimsy; delicate: a slight fabric.
  5. of little substance or strength.
  1. to treat as of little importance.
  2. to treat (someone) with indifference; ignore, esp. pointedly or contemptuously; snub: to be slighted by society.
  3. to do negligently; scamp: to slight one's studies.
  1. an act or instance of slighting indifference or treatment: Slights marred his work.
  2. a pointed and contemptuous discourtesy; affront: She considered not being invited an unforgivable slight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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