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