from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Small in size, degree, or amount.
- adjective Lacking strength, substance, or solidity; frail.
- adjective Of small importance or consideration; trifling.
- adjective Small and slender in build or construction; delicate.
- transitive verb To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention.
- transitive verb To treat as of small importance; make light of.
- transitive verb To do negligently or thoughtlessly; scant.
- noun A deliberate discourtesy; a snub.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A simplified and former spelling of
- To make plain or smooth; smooth: as, to
slightlinen (to iron it).
- To make level; demolish; overthrow.
- To throw; cast.
- To treat as of little value, or as unworthy of notice; disregard intentionally; treat with intentional neglect or disrespect; make little of.
- Synonyms Disregard, etc. See
neglect, v. t.
- A contraction of by this light or God's light.
- noun An act of intentional neglect shown toward one who expects some notice or courtesy; failure to notice one; a deliberate ignoring or disregard of a person, out of displeasure or contempt.
- noun Intentional neglect; disrespect.
- noun Synonyms Disrespect. See the verb.
- noun A more correct, but obsolete spelling of
- Plain; smooth (in a physical sense).
- Slender; slim; thin; light; hence, frail; unsubstantial: as, a slight figure; a slight structure.
- Slender in character or ability; lacking force of character or intellect; feeble; hence, silly; foolish.
- Very small, insignificant, or trifling; unimportant.
- Of little amount; meager; slender: as, a slight repast.
- Of little weight, or force, or intensity; feeble; gentle; mild: as, a slight impulse or impression; slight efforts; a slight cold.
- Of little thoroughness; superficial; cursory; hasty; imperfect; not thorough or exhaustive: as, a slight glance; slight examination; a slight raking.
- Slighting; contemptuous; disdainful.
- Synonyms Flimsy.
- Petty, scanty, hurried.
- An obsolete form of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of.
- transitive verb [R.] to run over in haste; to perform superficially; to treat carelessly.
- adjective Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; -- applied in a great variety of circumstances
- adjective Not stout or heavy; slender.
- adjective Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
- transitive verb obsolete To overthrow; to demolish.
- transitive verb obsolete To make even or level.
- transitive verb obsolete To throw heedlessly.
- adverb Obs. or Poetic Slightly.
- noun The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
- noun Sleight.
from , Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
- adjective Not
stoutor heavy; slender.
Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
- verb To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
- verb To treat with
- verb To act
- verb military To render no longer
defensibleby full or partial demolition.
- verb To make even or level.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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