slight - Dictionary definition and meaning for word slight

(noun) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
Synonyms : rebuff

(verb) pay no attention to, disrespect
Synonyms : cold-shoulder
Example Sentence
  • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

(adj) (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some
Synonyms : little
Example Sentence
  • little 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

(adj) lacking substance or significance
Synonyms : flimsy , fragile , tenuous , thin
Example Sentence
  • slight evidence
  • a tenuous argument
  • a thin plot
  • a fragile claim to fame

(adj) being of delicate or slender build
Synonyms : slender , slim , svelte
Example Sentence
  • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender
  • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
  • watched her slight figure cross the street

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for slight

Give slight importance or attention.Ur putting someone in slight(minority) hence humiliating.
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by rakei

chori karte hue light khol di i felt slighted.
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by imajeeth

SLIGHT can be taken as Sex in LIGHT. So during the course, the girl may protest ,as she feels "DISRESPECT" and say to put off light- but BOY "doesnt paid attention" .
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by manasbapna

sl(slap) + ight(tight) --> insult or offence
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by Adrastos

If u dont give a slight(small) respect to ur parents, then slight them i.e insult to their dignity.
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by balkrishnaparajuli

sometimes with our friends ,we deliberately insult someone with disrespect and later we say "light ra"(take it easy)...s'light'
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by amarendar

when you have a bad fight you try to say something that is an "insult to one's dignity" or snub the other rightaway !
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by khushi5

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