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Pronounce Slight as S L IY G HH T.

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Phonetic transcription for slight

  • Traditional IPA Phonetic transcription of slight: | slɪɡht |
  • Modern IPA Phonetic transcription of slight: | slɪɡht |

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Meanings for slight

small or minimal in degree

rebuff, slight(adj)

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

little(a), slight(adj)

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

"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"

flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

lacking substance or significance

"slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

slender, slight, slim, svelte(verb)

being of delicate or slender build

"she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross the street"

slight, cold-shoulder(verb)

pay no attention to, disrespect

"She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

lacking bodily strength

a small lad with a slight build

lacking importance

a slight comedy that did nothing to further her career

of a size that is less than average

the slight youth packed a surprisingly solid punch

so small or unimportant as to warrant little or no attention

apart from a slight fishy taste, the dish was fine

small in degree

only a slight chance of success

an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings

refused to respond to their petty slights

to cause hurt feelings or deep resentment in

the dancers felt slighted by the harsh comments of the judges

to deliberately ignore or treat rudely

as a temp worker, she often feels slighted by the people she has to work with

to show contempt for

music critics who slight any style of music that doesn't fit their personal taste

to fail to give proper attention to

slighted several major authors in her survey of 20th-century fiction

Example Sentences of slight

I have a slight cold.

I have a slight fever.

I have a slight headache.

It seems I have a slight cold.

I have a slight pain in my side.

I have a sore throat and a slight fever.

I have a slight fever today.

I have a slight headache now.

I have a slight headache today.

I had a slight headache last night.

Synonyms for slight

snub repulse rebuff slender delicate sparse slim tenuous fragile lean frail thin flimsy little(a) svelte unconvincing lissome urbane lithesome sylphlike lissom polished refined supple lithe cold shoulder beautiful clarified clear comminuted dainty elegant excellent exquisite fine gauzy handsome keen minute nice pure sensitive sharp small smooth splendid subtile subtle disregard disdain acorn overlook disparage neglect contempt scorn little trifling inconsiderable trivial petty paltry insignificant unimportant of little account weak feeble cursory hasty hurried desultory superficial scanty inattention disrespect indignity despise scout give a cold shoulder to turn a cold shoulder on mild lightweight léger light minor slightly légère light duty modest low marginal light weight lenient asthenic debilitated down and out effete enervated enfeebled faint infirm languid prostrate prostrated sapped soft softened tender unsubstantial wasted weakened wimpish wimpy fiddling foolish frivolous incidental inconsequential Mickey Mouse negligible nugatory small fry bantam diminutive dinky dwarfish half pint Lilliputian pint size pint sized pocket pocket size pocket sized puny pygmy shrimpy smallish subnormal toylike undersized undersize chicken de minimis footling measly niggling no account nominal peanut picayune piddling piddly piffling pimping off outside remote affront barb brickbat cut dart dig dis diss epithet gird insult name offense offence outrage personality poke put down sarcasm slap slur offend wound high hat stiff stiff arm contemn look down (on or upon) sniff (at) snoot bypass forget ignore overpass pass over slur (over)

Slight in different languages

  • طفيفArabic
  • nepatrný Czech
  • geringfügig leicht German
  • leve insignificante Spanish
  • vähäinen Finnish
  • insignifiant French
  • csekély Hungarian
  • debole insignificante leggero Italian
  • 약간의Korean
  • Maori
  • onbeduidend Dutch
  • mały drobny Polish
  • insignificante Portuguese
  • незначительный Russian
  • beznačajanSerbo
  • obetydlig Swedish
  • స్వల్పTegulu
  • معمولیUrdu

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