1. Small in size, degree, or amount: a slight tilt; a slight surplus.
2. Lacking strength, substance, or solidity; frail: a slight foundation; slight evidence.
3. Of small importance or consideration; trifling: slight matters.
4. Small and slender in build or construction; delicate.
tr.v.slight·ed, slight·ing, slights
1. To treat as of small importance; make light of.
2. To treat with discourteous reserve or inattention.
3. To do negligently or thoughtlessly; scant.
1. The act or an instance of slighting.
2. A deliberate discourtesy; a snub: It is easier to recount grievances and slights than it is to set down a broad redress of such grievances and slights(Elizabeth Kenny).
[Middle English, slender, smooth, possibly of Scandinavian origin; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]
slight /slat/ adj.-er, -est1 small: a slight difference between a lemon and a lime2 thin and small: My four-year-old is so slight that she looks only two.-n. [U] slightness. v. [T] n. to not pay much attention to, ignore: Her friends <v.> slighted her by not inviting her to the baseball game.