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Synonyms for slight
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rebuff, slight(adj)

    a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

    Synonyms:
    snub, repulse, rebuff

    Antonyms:
    important, fat, significant

  2. little(a), slight(adj)

    (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a') at least some

    "little rain fell in May"; "gave it little thought"; "little time is left"; "we still have little money"; "a little hope remained"; "there's slight chance that it will work"; "there's a slight chance it will work"

    Antonyms:
    significant, important, fat

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"

    Synonyms:
    slender, delicate, sparse, slim, tenuous, fragile, lean, frail, thin, flimsy, little(a), svelte, unconvincing

    Antonyms:
    fat, important, significant

  4. slender, slight, slim, svelte(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    flimsy, lissome, urbane, lithesome, sylphlike, lissom, tenuous, polished, thin, slender, svelte, slim, little(a), refined, supple, lithe, fragile

    Antonyms:
    significant, fat, important

  5. slight, cold-shoulder(verb)

    pay no attention to, disrespect

    "She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance"

    Synonyms:
    cold-shoulder

    Antonyms:
    important, fat, significant

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slight

    Fine (Latin finis, end) denotes that which has been brought to a full end, finished. From this root-sense many derived meanings branch out, causing words quite remote from each other to be alike synonyms of fine. That which is truly finished, brought to an ideal end, is excellent of its kind, and beautiful, if a thing that admits of beauty; as, a fine house, fine trees, a fine woman, a fine morning; if a thing that admits of the removal of impurities, it is not finished till these are removed, and hence fine signifies clarified, clear, pure, refined; as, fine gold. That which is finished is apt to be polished, smooth to the touch, minutely exact in outline; hence fine comes to be a synonym for all words like dainty, delicate, exquisite; as, fine manners, a fine touch, fine perceptions. As that which is delicate is apt to be small, by an easy extension of meaning fine becomes a synonym for slender, slight, minute, comminuted; as, a fine thread, fine sand; or for filmy, tenuous, thin; as, a fine lace, fine wire; and as a thin edge is keen, sharp, fine becomes also a synonym for these words; as, a fine point, a fine edge. Compare BEAUTIFUL; MINUTE.

    Synonyms:
    beautiful, clarified, clear, comminuted, dainty, delicate, elegant, excellent, exquisite, fine, gauzy, handsome, keen, minute, nice, polished, pure, refined, sensitive, sharp, slender, small, smooth, splendid, subtile, subtle, tenuous, thin

    Antonyms:
    big, blunt, clumsy, coarse, great, heavy, huge, immense, large, rude, stout, thick

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slight(v)

    Synonyms:
    disregard, disdain, acorn, overlook, disparage

    Antonyms:
    regard, respect, notice, observe

  2. slight(n)

    Synonyms:
    neglect, contempt, scorn, disregard

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    small, little, trifling, inconsiderable, trivial, petty, paltry, insignificant, unimportant, of little account

  2. slight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, frail, feeble, fragile, flimsy, slender

  3. slight(a.)

    Synonyms:
    cursory, hasty, hurried, desultory, superficial, scanty

  4. slight(n.)

    Synonyms:
    neglect, disregard, inattention, disrespect, contempt, scorn, disdain, indignity

  5. slight(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    neglect, disregard, disdain, contempt, despise, scout, scorn, give a cold shoulder to, turn a cold shoulder on

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slight(a)

    Synonyms:
    inconsiderable, trivial, insignificant, trifling, petty, paltry, desultory, cursory, superficial, indifferent

  2. slight(n)

    Synonyms:
    neglect, inattention, disregard, snub

  3. slight(v)

    Synonyms:
    overlook, neglect, disregard, ignore

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slight":

    mild, lightweight, léger, light, minor, slightly, small, légère, light-duty, modest, low, thin, little, marginal, light-weight, lenient, weak

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How to use slight in a sentence?

  1. Chief Executive Bracken Darrell:

    From our perspective it's wonderful if there's a slight slowdown in the mobility and smartphones, for example. It just means consumers will have more money to spend on other things that can improve the experience. Right now, we're seeing even growth on mice and keyboards.

  2. Jacek Sledzinski:

    When I heard the news about the franc my first reaction was disbelief. Then came slight horror - what would happen next.

  3. Guillaume Tresca:

    There could be some repricing but less than before. We don't expect a big sell off, we expect some slight, gradual depreciation, in addition, oil prices are still quite high at around $50 a dollar - it's not like in January or February when the pressure on EM was really strong.

  4. President Obama:

    Time and again this election, Jeb Bush has been outshone by more charismatic candidates. On Monday, there was a slight variation on the story. Once again, Jeb was outdone by a much more talented politician, but this time, it was a backer and not a rival: Jeb’s big brother George W. Bush. It was the former president’s first appearance on the campaign trail this cycle, and it came just a few days before the South Carolina Republican primary, which is shaping up to be a make-or-break moment for Jeb. President Bush, along with his wife Laura and Senator Lindsey Graham, helped pack 3,000 people in for a rally in North Charleston. It’s proof that his popularity endures in South Carolina, but it’s too early to tell whether that popularity will prove transferrable.

  5. Terence:

    While the mind is in doubt it is driven this way and that by a slight impulse.


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    • B. flush
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