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English definition of “slight”

slight

adjective uk   /slaɪt/ us  

slight adjective (SMALL IN AMOUNT)

B2 small in amount or degree: a slight improvement a slight incline I've got a slight headache. I haven't the slightest idea what he's talking about. not in the slightest not at all: "Does it worry you?" "Not in the slightest."

slight adjective (THIN)

(of people) thin and delicate: Like most long-distance runners she is very slight.
slightness
noun [U] uk   /ˈslaɪt.nəs/ us  

slight

verb [T] uk   /slaɪt/ us  
to insult someone by ignoring them or treating them as if not important: I felt slighted when my boss thanked everyone but me for their hard work.
slighted
adjective uk   /ˈslaɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/

slight

noun [C] uk   /slaɪt/ us  
an action that insults a person because someone fails to pay attention to them or to treat them with the respect that they deserve: I regarded her failure to acknowledge my greeting as a slight.
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