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slight

slight

 
 
pronunciation:
slaIt
parts of speech:
adjective, verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: slighter, slightest
definition 1: small in amount or degree.
The slight breeze ruffled her hair.
synonyms:
light, little, scant, small
antonyms:
considerable, extreme, intense
similar words:
meager, minor, outside, remote, scarce, slim
definition 2: not important; insignificant.
He made a slight error on the test but still got a good grade.
synonyms:
insignificant, petty, trivial
antonyms:
important
similar words:
irrelevant, minor, small
definition 3: thin; slender.
Most jockeys have a slight build.
synonyms:
lean, slender, slim, spare, thin
antonyms:
burly, stocky
similar words:
gaunt, lanky, narrow, scrawny
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: slighted, slighting, slights
definition: to give little attention to.
She is slighting her work today.
similar words:
neglect, skim
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act of ignoring another or treating with neglect; snub.
She didn't invite me to the party and I was confused by the slight.
synonyms:
snub
derivations: slightly (adv.), slightness (n.)
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