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Synonyms for slight

Synonyms for slight

of small intensity

small in degree, especially of probability

to refuse to pay attention to (a person); treat with contempt

to fail to care for or give proper attention to

an act or instance of neglecting

an act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity

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

pay no attention to, disrespect

(quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree

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lacking substance or significance

being of delicate or slender build

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References in classic literature ?
It is sadly curious to observe how slight a taste of office suffices to infect a poor fellow with this singular disease.
On observing the ground, I saw that it was raised in certain places by slight excrescences encrusted with limy deposits, and disposed with a regularity that betrayed the hand of man.
The grave was then filled in with the rubbish taken from the ground, which formed a slight mound.
Amelie was the last of the pupils to leave the studio; from there she went down to Madame Servin's apartment and talked with her for a moment; then she pretended to have left her bag, ran softly back to the studio, and found Ginevra once more mounted on her frail scaffolding, and so absorbed in the contemplation of an unknown object that she did not hear the slight noise of her companion's footsteps.
She appeared to rule the first group of girls, who were the daughters of bankers, notaries, and merchants, --all rich, but aware of the imperceptible though cutting slights which another group belonging to the aristocracy put upon them.
It was cold comfort I presume, but yet I derived some slight peace of mind from the contemplation of it.
There was a slight contraction of the forehead, an ominous glitter in his steel grey eyes.
If he had thought of it, he could have felt the slight appealing pressure with which she led him towards one of the smaller rooms.
Many and many a time, in the twilight of a summer evening, or beside the flickering winter's fire--but not so often or so sadly then--would his thoughts wander back to these old days, and dwell with a pleasant sorrow upon every slight remembrance which they brought crowding home.
See how different the leaves of the cabbage are, and how extremely alike the flowers; how unlike the flowers of the heartsease are, and how alike the leaves; how much the fruit of the different kinds of gooseberries differ in size, colour, shape, and hairiness, and yet the flowers present very slight differences.
Meantime Hattersley had seized Hargrave by the arm, and was whispering something in his ear - some coarse joke, no doubt, for the latter neither laughed nor spoke in answer, but, turning from him with a slight curl of the lip, disengaged himself and went to his mother, who was telling Lord Lowborough how many reasons she had to be proud of her son.
He made no sign of greeting; neither did Mr Verloc, who certainly knew his place; but a subtle change about the general outlines of his shoulders and back suggested a slight bending of Mr Verloc's spine under the vast surface of his overcoat.
Another slight movement in the dark circle apprised the trapper that his declaration was not received without surprise, if entirely without distrust.
Dressed with the utmost nicety and precision, in a quaint mixture of by-gone costume, with some slight concessions to the prevailing taste, which rather served to point the old style pleasantly than to impair its effect, she sat, in a stately manner, with her hands folded on the table before her.
He might have been sitting for his portrait, which would have represented a rather striking young man of five-and-twenty, with a square forehead, short dark-brown hair, standing erect, with a slight wave at the end, like a thick crop of corn, and a half-ardent, half-sarcastic glance from under his well-marked horizontal eyebrows.