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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

Synonyms for slight

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 ?
We can, I think, further understand the frequently abnormal character of our domestic races, and likewise their differences being so great in external characters and relatively so slight in internal parts or organs.
Nor let it be thought that some great deviation of structure would be necessary to catch the fancier's eye: he perceives extremely small differences, and it is in human nature to value any novelty, however slight, in one's own possession.
Captain Nemo placed himself under a dark gallery, where by a slight declivity we reached a depth of a hundred yards.
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.
"Good-bye, then." And there was that slight pressure of the hands, and momentary meeting of the eyes, which will often leave a little lady with a slight flush and smile on her face that do not subside immediately when the door is closed, and with an inclination to walk up and down the room rather than to seat herself quietly at her embroidery, or other rational and improving occupation.
Stephen was not surprised to find himself in love with her, and was conscious of excellent judgment in preferring her to Miss Leyburn, the daughter of the county member, although Lucy was only the daughter of his father's subordinate partner; besides, he had had to defy and overcome a slight unwillingness and disappointment in his father and sisters,--a circumstance which gives a young man an agreeable consciousness of his own dignity.
Baggs was not quite so sober in her habits, perhaps, as matrons in general are expected to be; but, for my particular purpose, this was only a slight blemish; it takes so little, after all, to represent the abstract principle of propriety in the short-sighted eye of the world.
As I had anticipated, she seemed re lieved and reassured at the prospect even of such slight sanction and encouragement, on the part of another woman, as would be implied by the companionship of Mrs.
I could not doubt either that he was there, because I was there, and that however slight an appearance of danger there might be about us, danger was always near and active.
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.
At M- I had time before the coach started to replenish my forces with a hearty breakfast, and to obtain the refreshment of my usual morning's ablutions, and the amelioration of some slight change in my toilet, and also to despatch a short note to my mother
Such were the locksmith's thoughts when first seated in the snug corner, and slowly recovering from a pleasant defect of vision-- pleasant, because occasioned by the wind blowing in his eyes--which made it a matter of sound policy and duty to himself, that he should take refuge from the weather, and tempted him, for the same reason, to aggravate a slight cough, and declare he felt but poorly.
Kitty was not married, but ill, and ill from love for a man who had slighted her.