Meaning of “slight” in the English Dictionary

"slight" in English

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uk /slaɪt/ us /slaɪt/

slight adjective (SMALL IN AMOUNT)

B2 small in amount or degree:

a slight improvement
a slight incline
She had a slight headache.
I don't have the slightest idea what he's talking about.
not in the slightest

not at all:

"Does it worry you?" "Not in the slightest."

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noun [ U ] uk /ˈslaɪt.nəs/ us /ˈslaɪt.nəs/

slightverb [ T ]

uk /slaɪt/ us /slaɪt/

slightnoun [ C ]

uk /slaɪt/ us /slaɪt/

(Definition of “slight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slight" in American English

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slightadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /slɑɪt/

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.

slightverb [ T ]

us /slɑɪt/

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.

(Definition of “slight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)