Syn. To neglect; disregard; disdain; scorn. Slight, Neglect. To slight is stronger than to neglect.
We may neglect a duty or person from inconsiderateness, or from being over-occupied in other concerns.
To slight is always a positive and intentional act, resulting from feelings of dislike or contempt. We ought
to put a kind construction on what appears neglect on the part of a friend; but when he slights us, it is
obvious that he is our friend no longer.
Beware . . . lest the like befall . . .Milton.
If they transgress and slight that sole command.
This my long-sufferance, and my day of grace,Milton.
Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.
(Slight), n. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect
or oversight; neglect; indignity.
Syn. Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain; scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement.
(Slight), adv. Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic]
Think not so slight of glory.Milton.
(Slight"en) v. t. To slight. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Slight"er) n. One who slights.
(Slight"ful) a. See Sleightful. [Obs.]
(Slight"ing), a. Characterized by neglect or disregard.
(Slight"ing*ly), adv. In a slighting manner.
1. In a slight manner.
2. Slightingly; negligently. [Obs.] Shak.
(Slight"ness), n. The quality or state of being slight; slenderness; feebleness; superficiality; also,
formerly, negligence; indifference; disregard.
(Slight"y) a. Slight. [Obs.] Echard.
(Slik) a. [See Such.] Such. [Obs. or Scot.]
Used by Chaucer as of the Northern dialect.
(Slik"en*sides`), n. Same as Slickensides.
(Sli"ly) adv. See Slyly. South.
(Slim) a. [Compar. Slimmer ; superl. Slimmest.] [Formerly, bad, worthless, weak, slight, awry,
fr. D. slim; akin to G. schlimm, MHG. slimp oblique, awry; of uncertain origin. The meaning of the English
word seems to have been influenced by slender.]
1. Worthless; bad. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
2. Weak; slight; unsubstantial; poor; as, a slim argument. "That was a slim excuse." Barrow.