- Small, weak, or gentle; not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.
- a slight (i.e., feeble) effort
- a slight (i.e., not deep) impression
- a slight (i.e., not convincing) argument
- a slight (i.e., not thorough) examination
- a slight (i.e., not severe) pain
- Not stout or heavy; slender.
- a slight but graceful woman
- Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
- See also Thesaurus:scrawny
- To treat as slight or not worthy of attention, to make light of.
- To treat with disdain or neglect.
- To act negligently or carelessly.
- To overthrow; to demolish.
- To make even or level.
- To throw heedlessly.
- See also Thesaurus:offend
NounSlight (plural Slights)
- See also Thesaurus:offense
Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, adulterated, affront, airy, ankle-deep, ascetic, asinine, attenuate, attenuated, austere, bantam, be blind to, be caught out, be inattentive, be unwary, belittle, blink, blink at, boyish, breakable, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, brittle, carefully ignore, catchpenny, cheap-jack, cobwebby, cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, coldness, connive at, contemn, cramped, crumbly, cry down, culpa, culpable negligence, cursory, cut, cut a corner, cut corners, cut dead, cut direct, dainty, debase, decry, default, degrade, delicate, delicately weak, delinquency, depreciate, depthless, dereliction, deride, derogate from, despise, detract from, diaphanous, dilute, diluted, diminish, diminutive, dinky, disapprove of, disconformity, discount, discredit, disdain, disgrace, dismiss, disparage, disregard, disrespect, dodge, dwarfed, dwarfish, effeminate, empty, epidermal, ethereal, exiguous, fail, failure, fat, fatuous, feeble, fine, fine-drawn, finespun, flimsy, flout, foolish, forget, fragile, frail, frangible, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, frugal, fudge, futile, gaseous, gauzy, gimcrack, gimcracky, girlish, give no heed, give the go-by, gossamer, gossamery, gracile, half-pint, hear nothing, hold in contempt, hold in derision, humiliation, idle, ignore, ill-treatment, impoverished, inadequate, inadvertence, inadvertency, inane, inattention, inconsequential, indifference, indignity, infinitesimal, inobservance, insecure, insignificant, insubstantial, insult, jejune, jerry, jerry-built, knee-deep, knee-high, knock, laches, lacy, laissez-faire, lapse, laugh at, laugh to scorn, laxity, laxness, lean, let pass, light, lightweight, limited, little, look right through, looseness, make light of, make little of, meager, mean, miniature, minimize, minor, minute, miserly, miss, misty, mortify, namby-pamby, narrow, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, negligible, niggardly, nonadherence, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, noninterference, nonobservance, nonperformance, nonrestriction, not attend, not deep, not heed, not listen, not notice, nugacious, off, offend, omission, omit, on the surface, one-horse, otiose, outrage, outside, overlook, overlooking, overpass, oversight, paltry, papery, parsimonious, pass by, pass over, pass over lightly, pass up, pasteboardy, pay no attention, pay no mind, perceptible, permissiveness, petite, piddling, pindling, pint-sized, pocket, pocket-sized, poky, pooh-pooh, poor, poor stewardship, precarious, procrastination, puny, put down, rare, rarefied, rebuff, reedy, reflect discredit upon, refuse to acknowledge, refuse to recognize, remissness, repulse, rickety, run down, scamp, scant, scanty, scoff, scoff at, scorn, scout, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, see nothing, set at defiance, shallow, shallow-rooted, shattery, shoal, short, silly, sissified, skim, skim over, skim the surface, skimp, skimpy, skin-deep, skip, skip over, slackness, sleazy, slender, slenderish, slight over, slight-made, slim, slimmish, slinky, slubber over, slur, slur over, small, smallish, sneer, sniff, snort, snub, spare, sparing, speak ill of, spurn, spurning, starvation, stingy, stinted, straitened, stunted, submit to indignity, subsistence, subtile, subtle, superficial, surface, svelte, sylphlike, tacky, tenuous, the cold shoulder, the go-by, thin, thin-bodied, thin-set, thin-spun, think little of, thinned, thinned-out, thinnish, threadlike, tiny, touch upon, touch upon lightly, trace, treat with contempt, trifling, trite, trivial, twiggy, two-by-four, uncompact, uncompressed, unlikely, unnourishing, unnutritious, unobservance, unprofound, unrigorousness, unstable, unsubstantial, vacuous, vague, vain, vapid, vaporous, vest-pocket, wasp-waisted, watered, watered-down, watery, weak, wee, willowy, windy, wink at, wiredrawn, wispy, womanish