WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
slight /slaɪt/USA pronunciation   adj., -er, -est, v., n. 

  1. small in amount, degree, etc.:I heard a slight noise.
  2. of little importance, influence, etc.; trivial:only a slight difference between what he says and what you say.
  3. slender or slim;
    light in build:She was slight and had delicate features.
  4. of little substance or strength.

v. [+ object]
  1. to treat (someone) as if he or she were unimportant:didn't mean to slight the dinner guest.

n. [countable]
  1. an instance of treating someone as unimportant:a deliberate slight.
slight•ed,adj.: I felt slighted that I was not invited to the party.
slight•ly, adv.: slightly overweight.
slight•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
slight  (slīt), 
adj., -er, -est, v., n., 

  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;
    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.
Middle English (adjective, adjectival) smooth, sleek, slender;
compare Old English -sliht- in eorth-slihtes even with ground;
cognate with German schlicht, Old Norse slēttr, Gothic slaihts smooth
slighter, n. 
slightly, adv. 
slightness, n. 
2 . insignificant, trifling, paltry. 3 . See slender.  4 . weak, feeble, fragile. 5 . unsubstantial, inconsiderable. 6 . disdain, scorn. Slight, disregard, neglect, overlook mean to pay no attention or too little attention to someone or something. To slight is to give only superficial attention to something important:to slight one's work.To disregard is to pay no attention to a person or thing:to disregard the rules;in some circumstances, to disregard may be admirable:to disregard a handicap.To neglect is to shirk paying sufficient attention to a person or thing:to neglect one's correspondence.To overlook is to fail to see someone or something (possibly because of carelessness):to overlook a bill that is due. 9 . neglect, disregard, inattention;
disdain, scorn. 10 . See insult. 
1 . considerable.

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slightly /ˈslaɪtlɪ/ adv
  1. in small measure or degree

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