v. t.1.To overthrow; to demolish.
2.To make even or level.
3.To throw heedlessly.
a.1.Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; - applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like.
Slight is the subject, but not so the praise.
- Pope.
2.Not stout or heavy; slender.
His own figure, which was formerly so slight.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
v. t.1.To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.
[imp. & p. p. Slighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slighting.]
To slight off
to run over in haste; to perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight over a theme.
- Bacon.
Beware . . . lest the like befall . . .
If they transgress and slight that sole command.
- Milton.
n.1.The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
Think not so slight of glory.
- Milton.
Noun1.Slightslight - a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
Synonyms: rebuff
Verb1.slight - pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"
Synonyms: cold-shoulder
Adj.1.slight - having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse"; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
Synonyms: tenuous, flimsy, thin
2.slight - almost no or (with `a') at least some; very little; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work"
3.slight - being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"
Synonyms: slender, slim
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