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slight

adjective [-er/-est only]  /slɑɪt/ us  

slight adjective [-er/-est only] (SMALL IN AMOUNT)

small in amount or degree: He speaks with a slight French accent. She had a slight cold, but wasn’t feeling too bad.

slight adjective [-er/-est only] (THIN)

(of people) thin and delicate: He was a young man of slight build with sensitive eyes and expressive hands.

slight

verb [T]  /slɑɪt/ us  

slight verb [T] (INSULT)

to insult someone by not paying attention or by treating the person as unimportant: He slighted his wife by neglecting to introduce her.
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