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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slight  \Slight\,  n. 
  The  act  of  slighting;  the  manifestation  of  a  moderate  degree 
  of  contempt,  as  by  neglect  or  oversight;  neglect;  indignity. 
 
  Syn:  Neglect;  disregard;  inattention;  contempt;  disdain; 
  scorn;  disgrace;  indignity;  disparagement. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  wretch  who  slights  the  bounty  of  the  skies. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  {To  slight  off},  to  treat  slightingly;  to  drive  off  to 
  remove.  [R.]  --  {To  slight  over},  to  run  over  in  haste;  to 
  perform  superficially;  to  treat  carelessly;  as  to  slight 
  over  a  theme.  ``They  will  but  slight  it  over.''  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  To  neglect;  disregard;  disdain;  scorn. 
 
  Usage:  {Slight},  {Neglect}.  To  slight  is  stronger  than  to 
  neglect.  We  may  neglect  a  duty  or  person  from 
  inconsiderateness,  or  from  being  over-occupied  in 
  other  concerns.  To  slight  is  always  a  positive  and 
  intentional  act  resulting  from  feelings  of  dislike  or 
  contempt.  We  ought  to  put  a  kind  construction  on  what 
  appears  neglect  on  the  part  of  a  friend;  but  when  he 
  slights  us  it  is  obvious  that  he  is  our  friend  no 
  longer. 
 
  Beware  .  .  .  lest  the  like  befall  .  .  .  If  they 
  transgress  and  slight  that  sole  command. 
  --Milton. 
 
  This  my  long-sufferance,  and  my  day  of  grace, 
  Those  who  neglect  and  scorn  shall  never  taste. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slight  \Slight\,  n. 
  Sleight.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slight  \Slight\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  D.  slechten  to  level,  to  demolish.] 
  1.  To  overthrow;  to  demolish.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
 
  2.  To  make  even  or  level.  [Obs.]  --Hexham. 
 
  3.  To  throw  heedlessly.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  rogue  slighted  me  into  the  river.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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,  Goth.  sla['i]hts;  or  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  Not  decidedly  marked;  not  forcible;  inconsiderable; 
  unimportant;  insignificant;  not  severe;  weak;  gentle;  -- 
  applied  in  a  great  variety  of  circumstances;  as  a  slight 
  (i.  e.,  feeble)  effort;  a  slight  (i.  e.,  perishable) 
  structure;  a  slight  (i.  e.,  not  deep)  impression;  a  slight 
  (i.  e.,  not  convincing)  argument;  a  slight  (i.  e.,  not 
  thorough)  examination;  slight  (i.  e.,  not  severe)  pain, 
  and  the  like  ``At  one  slight  bound.''  --Milton. 
 
  Slight  is  the  subject,  but  not  so  the  praise. 
  --Pope. 
 
  Some  firmly  embrace  doctrines  upon  slight  grounds. 
  --Locke. 
 
  2.  Not  stout  or  heavy;  slender. 
 
  His  own  figure,  which  was  formerly  so  slight.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  3.  Foolish;  silly;  weak  in  intellect.  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Slight  \Slight\,  adv 
  Slightly.  [Obs.  or  Poetic] 
 
  Think  not  so  slight  of  glory.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  slight 
  adj  1:  having  little  substance  or  significance;  "a  flimsy  excuse"; 
  "slight  evidence";  "a  tenuous  argument";  "a  thin  plot" 
  [syn:  {flimsy},  {tenuous},  {thin}] 
  2:  almost  no  or  (with  "a)  at  least  some  very  little;  "there's 
  slight  chance  that  it  will  work";  "there's  a  slight  chance 
  it  will  work" 
  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"  [syn:  {slender},  {slim}] 
  n  :  a  deliberate  discourteous  act  (usually  as  an  expression  of 
  anger  or  disapproval)  [syn:  {rebuff}] 
  v  :  give  little  attention  or  respect  to  [syn:  {neglect},  {ignore}, 
  {disregard},  {cold-shoulder}] 




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