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SLIGHTLY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slightly mean? 

SLIGHTLY (adverb)
  The adverb SLIGHTLY has 2 senses:

1. to a small degree or extent
2. in a slim or slender manner

  Familiarity information: SLIGHTLY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLIGHTLY (adverb)


Sense 1slightly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To a small degree or extent

Synonyms:

slightly; somewhat

Context examples:

his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory / the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other

Pertainym:

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


Sense 2slightly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a slim or slender manner

Synonyms:

slenderly; slimly; slightly

Context examples:

a slenderly built woman / slightly built

Pertainym:

slight (being of delicate or slender build)


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