Associations to the word «Slight»


SLIGHT, adjective. Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
SLIGHT, adjective. Not stout or heavy; slender.
SLIGHT, adjective. (obsolete) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
SLIGHT, verb. To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
SLIGHT, verb. To treat with disdain or neglect.
SLIGHT, verb. To act negligently or carelessly.
SLIGHT, verb. (military) (of a fortification) To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.
SLIGHT, verb. To make even or level.
SLIGHT, verb. To throw heedlessly.
SLIGHT, noun. The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.
SLIGHT, noun. Sleight.
SLIGHT OF HAND, noun. Misspelling of sleight of hand.

Dictionary definition

SLIGHT, noun. A deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval).
SLIGHT, verb. Pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance".
SLIGHT, adjective. (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some; "little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work".
SLIGHT, adjective. Lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame".
SLIGHT, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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William Shakespeare