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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 slight /ˈslaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slight, v. t.
 1. To overthrow; to demolish. [Obs.]
 2. To make even or level. [Obs.]
 3. To throw heedlessly. [Obs.]
    The rogue slighted me into the river.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slight n. Sleight.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slight a. [Compar. Slighter superl. Slightest.]
 1. 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. “At one slight bound.”
    Slight is the subject, but not so the praise.   --Pope.
    Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds.   --Locke.
 2. Not stout or heavy; slender.
    His own figure, which was formerly so slight.   --Sir W. Scott.
 3. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slighted; p. pr. & vb. n. Slighting.] To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.
    The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.   --Cowper.
 To slight off, to treat slightingly; to drive off; to remove. [R.]
 To slight over, to run over in haste; to perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight over a theme.  “They will but slight it over.”
 Syn: -- To neglect; disregard; disdain; scorn.
 Usage: Slight, Neglect. To slight is stronger than to neglect. We may neglect a duty or person from inconsiderateness, or from being over-occupied in other concerns. To slight is always a positive and intentional act, resulting from feelings of dislike or contempt. We ought to put a kind construction on what appears neglect on the part of a friend; but when he slights us, it is obvious that he is our friend no longer.
 Beware . . . lest the like befall . . .
 If they transgress and slight that sole command.   --Milton.
 This my long-sufferance, and my day of grace,
 Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slight, n. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
 Syn: -- Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain; scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Slight, adv. Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic]
    Think not so slight of glory.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having little substance or significance; "a flimsy excuse";
             "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"
             [syn: flimsy, tenuous, thin]
      2: almost no or (with `a') at least some; very little; "there's
         slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance
         it will work"
      3: being of delicate or slender build; "she was slender as a
         willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris; "a slim girl with
         straight blonde hair"; "watched her slight figure cross
         the street" [syn: slender, slim]
      n : a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of
          anger or disapproval) [syn: rebuff]
      v : pay no attention to, disrespect; "She cold-shouldered her
          ex-fiance" [syn: cold-shoulder]