Pronunciation: (slīt), [key]
—adj., -er, -est,
1. small in amount, degree, etc.: a slight increase; a slight odor.
2. of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial: a slight cut.
3. slender or slim; not heavily built.
4. frail; flimsy; delicate: a slight fabric.
5. of little substance or strength.
1. to treat as of little importance.
2. to treat (someone) with indifference; ignore, esp. pointedly or contemptuously; snub: to be slighted by society.
3. to do negligently; scamp: to slight one's studies.
1. an act or instance of slighting indifference or treatment: Slights marred his work.
2. a pointed and contemptuous discourtesy; affront: She considered not being invited an unforgivable slight.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.