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1    feeble, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, meagre, measly, minor, modest, negligible, paltry, scanty, small, superficial, trifling, trivial, unimportant, weak  
2    delicate, feeble, fragile, lightly-built, slim, small, spare  
3    affront, cold-shoulder, despise, disdain, disparage, give offence or umbrage to, ignore, insult, neglect, put down, scorn, show disrespect for, snub, treat with contempt  
4    affront, contempt, discourtesy, disdain, disregard, disrespect, inattention, indifference, insult, neglect, rebuff, slap in the face     (informal)   snub, (the) cold shoulder  
,       adj   appreciable, considerable, great, heavy, important, large, muscular, noticeable, obvious, significant, solid, strong, sturdy, substantial, well-built  
      vb   compliment, flatter, praise, speak well of, treat considerately  
      n   compliment, flattery, praise  
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  ( slighter    comparative)   ( slightest    superlative)   ( slights    plural & 3rd person present)   ( slighting    present participle)   ( slighted    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   Something that is slight is very small in degree or quantity.  
usu ADJ n   (=small)  
Doctors say he has made a slight improvement..., We have a slight problem..., He's not the slightest bit worried.     
2       adj   A slight person has a fairly thin and delicate looking body.  
She is smaller and slighter than Christie.     
  slightly      adv   ADV -ed  
...a slightly built man.     
3       verb   If you are slighted, someone does or says something that insults you by treating you as if your views or feelings are not important.  
usu passive  
They felt slighted by not being adequately consulted.      feel V-ed  
      Slight is also a noun., n-count   usu with supp  
It isn't a slight on my husband that I enjoy my evening class.     
4    You use in the slightest to emphasize a negative statement.  
in the slightest      phrase   with brd-neg     (emphasis)    That doesn't interest me in the slightest...     

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slightly, sight, slighting, slit

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