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slight

slight

 
 
pronunciation:
slaIt
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: slighter, slightest
definition 1: small in amount or degree.
a slight wind
synonyms:
light, little, scant, scanty, small
antonyms:
considerable, extreme, intense, marked
similar words:
certain, dim, meager, minor, nominal, outside, remote, scarce, skimpy, slender, slim
definition 2: insignificant; unimportant.
a slight matter
synonyms:
inconsequential, insignificant, nugatory, petty, trifling, trivial, unimportant
antonyms:
consequential, grievous, important, substantial
similar words:
futile, immaterial, inconsiderable, irrelevant, light, minor, negligible, nominal, paltry, small
definition 3: thin; slender.
a slight boy
synonyms:
gracile, lean, slender, slim, spare, thin
antonyms:
burly, chunky, hefty, stocky, thickset
similar words:
gaunt, insubstantial, lank, lanky, meager, narrow, rawboned, scraggy, scrawny, spindly, svelte, tenuous
definition 4: not severe.
a slight head cold
synonyms:
mild
antonyms:
bad, severe, terrible
similar words:
insignificant, light, trifling, trivial
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slighted, slighting, slights
definition 1: to pointedly ignore or treat with indifference or a lack of courtesy.
He slighted his former friends.
synonyms:
snub
antonyms:
respect
similar words:
cut, disregard, high-hat, ignore, insult, neglect, scant
definition 2: to give superficial attention to.
She is slighting her work today.
synonyms:
scamp, skimp
similar words:
disregard, gloss over, neglect, skim
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of pointedly ignoring another; snub.
synonyms:
cold shoulder, snub
definition 2: an act of contempt or discourtesy, usu. intended to hurt.
antonyms:
compliment
similar words:
affront, indignity
derivations: slightly (adv.), slightness (n.)
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