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

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”
slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope
(comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
(quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent
very great in quantity; overabundant
relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
of so extreme a degree or extent
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”
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”
slender, slim, svelte
lean, thin
lacking excess flesh

v pay no attention to, disrespect

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)

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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