slight

Anything slight is very small. There's a slight chance you'll run into a celebrity in New York City — in other words, don't count on it. A slight is also an insult, like giving someone the cold shoulder. Burr.

Every meaning of slight stems from the Old Norse for "small or flimsy." If you have a slight build, you're slim with small bones. A slight deviation from your plan is a tiny adjustment. As a verb, to slight means to ignore or be indifferent toward someone; it's also the noun for the act of ignoring. If you direct a movie and the star doesn't thank you in her award acceptance speech, you'll be offended at the slight.

Definitions of slight
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adj (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some

“there's slight chance that it will work”
“there's a slight chance it will work”
Synonyms:
little
small
slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
less
(comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
Antonyms:
much
(quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent
overmuch
very great in quantity; overabundant
some
relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
such
of so extreme a degree or extent
untold
of an incalculable amount
more, more than
(comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
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adj lacking substance or significance

slight evidence”
Synonyms:
flimsy, fragile, tenuous, thin
insignificant, unimportant
devoid of importance, meaning, or force

adj being of delicate or slender build

“watched her slight figure cross the street”
Synonyms:
slender, slim, svelte
lean, thin
lacking excess flesh

v pay no attention to, disrespect

Synonyms:
cold-shoulder
Type of:
brush aside, brush off, discount, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside
bar from attention or consideration

n a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Synonyms:
rebuff
Types:
cold shoulder, cut, snub
a refusal to recognize someone you know
silent treatment
an aloof refusal to speak to someone you know
Type of:
discourtesy, offence, offense, offensive activity
a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others

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