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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.



See alsoless


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


English noun: slight

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


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.


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

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

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