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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) To overthrow; to demolish.

(2): ( superl.) 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.

(3): ( superl.) Not stout or heavy; slender.

(4): ( superl.) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

(5): ( v. t.) To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.

(6): ( n.) The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.

(7): ( v. t.) To throw heedlessly.

(8): ( adv.) Slightly.

(9): ( v. t.) To make even or level.

(10): ( n.) Sleight.

King James Dictionary [2]

Slight, a. It seems that slight belongs to the family of sleek, smooth.

1. Weak inconsiderable not forcible as a slight impulse a slight effort. 2. Not deep as a slight impression. 3. Not violent as a slight disease, illness or indisposition. 4. Trifling of no great importance. Slight is the subject, but not so the praise. 5. Not strong not cogent. Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds. 6. Negligent not vehement not done with effort. The shaking of the head is a gesture of slight refusal. 7. Not firm or strong thin of loose texture as slight silk. 8. Foolish silly weak in intellect.

Slight, n.

1. Neglect disregard a moderate degree of contempt manifested negatively by neglect. It expresses less than contempt, disdain and scorn. 2. Artifice dexterity. See Sleight.


1. To neglect to disregard from the consideration that a thing is of little value and unworthy of notice as, to slight the divine commands, or the offers of mercy. 2. To overthrow to demolish. Not used. "The rogues slighted me into the river," in Shakespeare, is not used.