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SLIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slight mean? 

SLIGHT (noun)
  The noun SLIGHT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SLIGHT used as a noun is very rare.


SLIGHT (adjective)
  The adjective SLIGHT has 3 senses:

1. having little substance or significance
2. almost no or (with 'a') at least some; very little
3. being of delicate or slender build

  Familiarity information: SLIGHT used as an adjective is uncommon.


SLIGHT (verb)
  The verb SLIGHT has 1 sense:

1. pay no attention to, disrespect

  Familiarity information: SLIGHT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLIGHT (noun)


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Meaning:

A deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

rebuff; slight

Hypernyms ("slight" is a kind of...):

discourtesy; offence; offense; offensive activity (a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "slight"):

cold shoulder; cut; snub (a refusal to recognize someone you know)

silent treatment (an aloof refusal to speak to someone you know)


SLIGHT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Having little substance or significance

Synonyms:

slight; tenuous; flimsy; thin

Context examples:

a flimsy excuse / slight evidence / a tenuous argument / a thin plot

Similar:

weak (having little physical or spiritual strength)


Sense 2slight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Almost no or (with 'a') at least some; very little

Context examples:

there's slight chance that it will work / there's a slight chance it will work

Similar:

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


Sense 3slight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being of delicate or slender build

Synonyms:

slim; slender; slight; svelte

Context examples:

she was slender as a willow shoot is slender / a slim girl with straight blonde hair / watched her slight figure cross the street

Similar:

lean; thin (lacking excess flesh)


SLIGHT (verb)


Sense 1slight [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pay no attention to, disrespect

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

cold-shoulder; slight

Context example:

She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

Hypernyms (to "slight" is one way to...):

brush aside; brush off; discount; dismiss; disregard; ignore; push aside (bar from attention or consideration)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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