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Definition of Slight


  1. Sleight.
  2. To overthrow; to demolish.
  3. To make even or level.
  4. To throw heedlessly.
  5. Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; -- applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like.
  6. Not stout or heavy; slender.
  7. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
  8. To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.
  9. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
  10. Slightly.

Slight Quotations

Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries - for heavy ones they cannot.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Sri Yukteswar showed no special consideration to those who happened to be powerful or accomplished; neither did he slight others for their poverty or illiteracy. He would listen respectfully to words of truth from a child, and openly ignore a conceited pundit.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Julius Caesar

Anarchy is the only slight glimmer of hope.
Mick Jagger
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Slight Translations

slight in French is affront, injurier, modique
slight in Italian is magro, scarso, oltraggiare, labkle
slight in Latin is levis, levidensis, tenuis
slight in Spanish is leve, injuriar, desaire, escurrido
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