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English adjective: slight

1. slight (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some


SamplesLittle 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.


Synonymslittle


Similarsmall


See alsoless


Antonymsmuch

2. slight lacking substance or significance


SamplesSlight evidence.
A tenuous argument.
A thin plot.
A fragile claim to fame.


Synonymsflimsy, fragile, tenuous, thin


Similarinsignificant, unimportant


Antonymssignificant, important

3. slight being of delicate or slender build


SamplesShe was slender as a willow shoot is slender.
A slim girl with straight blonde hair.
Watched her slight figure cross the street.


Synonymsslender, slim, svelte


Similarlean, thin


Antonymsfat


English noun: slight

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


Synonymsrebuff


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, offence, offense, offensive activity


Narrower (hyponym)cold shoulder, cut, silent treatment, snub


English verb: slight

1. slight (cognition) pay no attention to, disrespect


SamplesShe cold-shouldered her ex-fiance.


Synonymscold-shoulder


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside









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