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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.