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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

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

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

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein

I have a slight bit of OCD, I think. I'm not walking around flipping light switches. But when I say I'm going to do something, I have to do it.

I have called this principle, by which each slight variation, if useful, is preserved, by the term of Natural Selection.
Charles Darwin
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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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