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Definition of Slight
Slight Slight, n.
The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree
of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
Syn: Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain;
scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement.
SlightSlight Slight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slighted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to
make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. --Milton.
The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.
To slight off, to treat slightingly; to drive off; to
remove. [R.] -- To slight over, to run over in haste; to
perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight
over a theme. ``They will but slight it over.' --Bacon.
Syn: To neglect; disregard; disdain; scorn.
Usage: Slight, Neglect. To slight is stronger than to
neglect. We may neglect a duty or person from
inconsiderateness, or from being over-occupied in
other concerns. To slight is always a positive and
intentional act, resulting from feelings of dislike or
contempt. We ought to put a kind construction on what
appears neglect on the part of a friend; but when he
slights us, it is obvious that he is our friend no
Beware . . . lest the like befall . . . If they
transgress and slight that sole command.
This my long-sufferance, and my day of grace,
Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
Slight Slight, n.
Slight Slight, v. t. [Cf. D. slechten to level, to demolish.]
1. To overthrow; to demolish. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
2. To make even or level. [Obs.] --Hexham.
3. To throw heedlessly. [Obs.]
The rogue slighted me into the river. --Shak.
Slight Slight, adv.
Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic]
Think not so slight of glory. --Milton.
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