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Synonyms & Antonyms for slight

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Verb

dis (also diss) ,

Synonyms: Noun

dis (also diss) , offense

Antonyms: Adjective

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Adjective

thin, slender, slim, slight, tenuous mean not thick, broad, abundant, or dense. thin implies comparatively little extension between surfaces or in diameter, or it may imply lack of substance, richness, or abundance. thin wire a thin soup slender implies leanness or spareness often with grace and good proportion. the slender legs of a Sheraton chair slim applies to slenderness that suggests fragility or scantiness. a slim volume of poetry a slim chance slight implies smallness as well as thinness. a slight build tenuous implies extreme thinness, sheerness, or lack of substance and firmness. a tenuous thread

Verb

neglect, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget mean to pass over without giving due attention. neglect implies giving insufficient attention to something that merits one"s attention. habitually neglected his studies disregard suggests voluntary inattention. disregarded the wishes of his family ignore implies a failure to regard something obvious. ignored the snide remark overlook suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care. in my rush I overlooked a key example slight implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting. slighted several major authors in her survey forget may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one"s mind. forget what others say


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Frequently Asked Questions About slight

Is it slight or sleight of hand?

Although slight is a homophone of sleight, and feels like it makes sense in this idiom, sleight of hand is the correct form when referring to a cleverly executed trick. Sleight means "deceitful craftiness" or "stratagem," and slight means "having a slim or delicate build" (we often hear of a slim person as being "slight of build").

What is the difference between sleight and slight?

In modern use slight may be found as a noun ("a humiliating discourtesy"), a verb ("to treat as slight or unimportant"), and an adjective ("small of its kind or in amount"). Sleight is mainly found as a noun, and can refer either to a deceitful kind of craftiness, or to skill and dexterity.

"Is the correct phrase sleight chance or slight chance?"

"If you are referring to such things as your chances of winning the lottery the word you need is slight. This adjectival sense of slight is "small of its kind or in amount."


Adjective There is a slight chance of rain. Her head is tilted at a slight angle in the picture. If you have even the slightest doubt, then don"t do it. Verb I"m sure he didn"t mean to slight you. He was slighted by his colleagues. Noun refused to respond to their petty slights
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Last year’s spring quarter actually saw a slight 0.7% quarterly increase in personal income tax revenues. — Milton Ezrati, Forbes, "States And Cities Make A Financial Killing," 11 Mar. 2021 The numbers represented a slight dip from data captured in October. — Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "Goucher poll: 64% of Marylanders plan to get coronavirus vaccine or already have," 8 Mar. 2021 Johnson & Johnson expects a slight dip in deliveries in the middle of the month, according to White House COVID czar Andy Slavitt, but expects to deliver a total of 20 million doses by the end of March. — David Z. Morris, Fortune, "With a new vaccine and fast-spreading variants, U.S. COVID fight becomes a head-to-head race," 1 Mar. 2021 After a three-month spring slide during the coronavirus outbreak, housing boomed in the summer and fall (there was a slight dip in November). — Matt Ott, Star Tribune, "Red-hot US housing market: January new home sales jump 4.3%," 24 Feb. 2021 Napa County recorded over 2,500 new coronavirus cases in January — a slight dip from more than 2,600 in December. — Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, "Napa County halts first-dose vaccinations due to limited supply: "We are running out of vaccine"," 4 Feb. 2021 On Thursday, hospitals were caring for 1,407 COVID-19 patients, a slight dip from 1,411 the day before. — Marina Starleaf Riker, ExpressNews.com, "Health officials: 18,000 San Antonians might be infected with COVID-19 right now," 14 Jan. 2021 This is the third straight day of new record numbers, following a slight dip reported on Friday. — Brian Stelter, CNN, "Covid-19 is a "split screen" scenario heading into 2021. Here"s how the news media should cover it," 30 Nov. 2020 Although there’s a slight dip anticipated next year in day-to-day operating costs, Preckwinkle did manage to find some additional money to address racial inequity issues. — Hal Dardick, chicagotribune.com, "With final tweaks, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s $6.9 billion budget wins approval," 24 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The greater enhanced risk area still includes Baton Rouge, Hammond, and the rest of southwestern Louisiana, while the risk level has dropped to slight for New Orleans, Slidell and the rest of southeastern Louisiana. — Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com, "High winds, hail, tornadoes still possible for south Louisiana"s New Year"s Eve," 31 Dec. 2020 Elliott, who was felled by COVID-19, has listened to people wonder about his role in the Cowboys offense under Mike McCarthy for months and hear others slight his status among the league’s running back hierarchy. — David Moore, Dallas News, "After an offseason of questions, Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott says he has plenty to prove in 2020," 18 Aug. 2020 The official said that Mr. Pence was acting out of a desire to get the money out the door, not to slight Mr. Azar. — Noah Weiland, New York Times, "Coronavirus Casts Unwelcome Spotlight on Trump’s Health Secretary," 29 Apr. 2020 Some thought Fauci was slighting the president, leading to a vitriolic online reaction. — Sheera Frenkel, BostonGlobe.com, "A single gesture behind Trump fuels an online conspiracy theory," 28 Mar. 2020 Question: Is it tougher to play Cincinnati, in terms of returning phone calls and leaving tickets and not slighting people who expect a backstage pass? — Chris Varias, Cincinnati.com, "Gary Owen, the Colerain High School homecoming baby, coming home for Festival of Laughs," 27 Feb. 2020 Now the Daily Mail source claiming to be close with the couple says it’s Meghan and, by extension, Harry who feel slighted. — Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Reportedly Feels ‘Picked On’ by the Royals," 27 Feb. 2020 The man indicated that his former friend had slighted him by not attending his mother’s funeral. — cleveland, "Window smashed and items stolen from vehicle parked at the Citadel: Chagrin Falls Police Blotter," 2 Mar. 2020 After losing the first Super Bowl 35-10 to the Green Bay Packers in 1967, the Chiefs felt deeply slighted. — Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Remember the last time the Chiefs played in the Super Bowl? Joe Kapp does," 31 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, argued that the bill was not a slight to Minneapolis. — Star Tribune, "Minnesota authorities hail peaceful protests while legislators clash over police funding," 8 Mar. 2021 The 19th-century slight elicits a laugh from Luciano. — Francesco Lastrucci, Smithsonian Magazine, "Inside Naples’ World-Famous Pizza Culture," 20 Feb. 2021 Irving said his effort is not meant as a slight toward anyone else. — Chuck Schilken, Los Angeles Times, "Kyrie Irving wants Kobe Bryant on NBA logo. Here’s why," 26 Feb. 2021 It is considered by many (enough people to affect a change) to be a slight to our indigenous neighbors to the north and west. — Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Recapping quite a week in the sports franchise naming game," 25 July 2020 For a show that prides itself on inclusivity -- Levy"s character is in a relationship with a man for much of the series and marries him in the finale -- the role of Ray felt like a slight. — Scottie Andrew, CNN, ""Schitt"s Creek" actor Rizwan Manji defends his South Asian character"s accent," 30 Dec. 2020 For Dahlia, the idea of losing out on the social part of college, leaving only academics, felt like a huge letdown at first, even a personal slight, since big milestones like graduation and prom had already been canceled. — Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "The silver lining of having a kid stay home for college during the pandemic," 12 Dec. 2020 Motivated by that slight, Stewart has improved every season before blossoming into a full-time starter early last year. — Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Colts sign Grover Stewart to 3-year, $30.75 million extension," 28 Nov. 2020 Allen would not be the first coach to attempt to cultivate a perceived slight in pursuit of a bigger surprise at the end of the week. — Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Indiana’s Tom Allen on the 21-point spread against Ohio State: ‘I don’t care what anybody says about this stinking game"," 16 Nov. 2020

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