slight

slight
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. slender, slim, frail, delicate; trivial; meager, scant. See unimportance. — v. t. ignore, cut, snub, rebuff; scamp, neglect, disdain. —n. snub, rebuff, cut. See contempt.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Trifling]
Syn. insignificant, petty, piddling; see trivial , unimportant .
2. [Inconsiderable]
Syn. small, sparse, scanty; see inadequate 1 .
3. [Delicate]
Syn. frail, slender, flimsy; see dainty 1 .
v.
Syn. disdain, snub, overlook; see neglect 1 , scorn 2 .
See Synonym Study at neglect .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
snub, insult, *cold shoulder, *slap in the face, *cut, rebuff, *put-down, indifference, neglect.
ANT.: courtesy, notice, kindness
II
v.
snub, insult, *give the cold shoulder, *give a slap in the face, *cut, rebuff, put down, neglect, overlook.
ANT.: regard, notice, honor
III
a.
1. light frail, fragile, delicate, spare, slim, gracile, flimsy, attenuated, tenuous, weak.
2. insignificant small, little, tiny, light, minute, fine, minor, subtle, trivial, negligible.
ANT.: 1. heavy, sturdy, rock-solid. 2. huge, gigantic, large, considerable
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Of small intensity: gentle, light2, moderate, soft. See STRONG. 2. Small in degree, especially of probability: faint, negligible, outside, remote, slender, slim. See BIG. II verb 1. To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant: belittle, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, detract, discount, disparage, downgrade, minimize, run down, talk down. Idiom: make light (or little) of. See ATTACK, SHOW. 2. To refuse to pay attention to (a person); treat with contempt: disregard, ignore, neglect. Regional: igg. See CONCERN, THOUGHTS. 3. To fail to care for or give proper attention to: disregard, ignore, neglect. See CARE FOR, CONCERN. III noun 1. An act or instance of neglecting: disregard, neglect, oversight. See CARE FOR, CONCERN. 2. An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity: affront, contumely, despite, indignity, insult, offense, outrage. Idiom: slap in the face. See ATTACK.

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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

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  • 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

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