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Meaning & Definition of Slight in English

English

Slight

/slaɪt/

noun

1. A deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

    synonym:
  • rebuff
  • ,
  • slight

verb

1. Pay no attention to, disrespect

  • "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"
    synonym:
  • slight
  • ,
  • cold-shoulder

adjective

1. (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"
    synonym:
  • little(a)
  • ,
  • slight

2. Lacking substance or significance

  • "Slight evidence"
  • "A tenuous argument"
  • "A thin plot"
  • A fragile claim to fame"
    synonym:
  • flimsy
  • ,
  • fragile
  • ,
  • slight
  • ,
  • tenuous
  • ,
  • thin

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • slender
  • ,
  • slight
  • ,
  • slim
  • ,
  • svelte

Examples of using

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
It seems I have a slight cold.
Mary made a slight motion with her head.