HyperDic: slight

English > 5 senses of the word slight:
ADJECTIVEallslight, little(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree
allslight, flimsy, fragile, tenuous, thinlacking substance or significance
allslight, slender, slim, sveltebeing of delicate or slender build / build
NOUNactslight, rebuffa deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger / anger or disapproval)
VERBcognitionslight, cold-shoulderpay no attention to, disrespect
slight > pronunciation
Soundsslay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > slight: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with 'a') at least some.
Examples
  • "there's slight chance that it will work"
  • "there's a slight chance it will work"
Synonymlittle
NarrowersmallSlight or limited
See alsoless(comparative of 'little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning / meaning not as great in amount or degree
Oppositemuch(quantifier used with mass nouns) great in quantity or degree or extent
Spanishchico, escaso, pequeño, poco
English > slight: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningLacking substance or significance.
Example"slight evidence"
Synonymsflimsy, fragile, tenuous, thin
Broaderinsignificant, unimportantdevoid of importance, meaning, or force
Spanishinsustancial, leve
Catalaninsubstancial, lleu
Nounsslightnessthe quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
English > slight: 5 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf delicate or slender build / build.
Example "watched her slight figure cross the street"
Synonymsslender, slim, svelte
Broaderthin, leanlacking excess flesh
Spanishdelgado, delicado, esbelto, estilizado, fino
Catalandelicat, estilitzat, esvelt, fi, prim
Nounsslightnesssmallness of stature
slightnessthe property of an attractively thin person
Adverbsslightlyin a slim or slender manner
English > slight: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger / anger or disapproval).
Synonymrebuff
Narrowersilent treatmentAn aloof / aloof refusal to speak to someone you know
snub, cut, cold shoulderA refusal to recognize someone you know
Broaderdiscourtesy, offense, offence, offensive activityA lack of politeness
Spanishdesaire, desprecio, feo, menosprecio
Catalandespreci, lleig, menyspreu, retret
Verbsslightpay no attention to, disrespect
English > slight: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningpay no attention to, disrespect.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymcold-shoulder
Broaderdismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignorebar from attention or consideration
Spanishdesairar, desestimar
Catalandesatendre, desestimar
Nounsslighta deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger / anger or disapproval)

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