slight

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slight is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
slight

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Positive
slight

Comparative
slighter

Superlative
slightest

  1. (usually before the noun) A slight increase, difference, etc. is a small change.
    This year's 5.6% level is a slight increase from last year's 5.4%.
    Don't worry about me. It's just a slight pain
    I don't have the slightest idea what she meant.
  2. If someone is slight, they are thin.
    Out stepped a slight, middle-aged woman who smiled kindly.

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Plain form
slight

Third-person singular
slights

Past tense
slighted

Past participle
slighted

Present participle
slighting

  1. If you slight someone, you treat them as if they were not important.
    Ever since that time, he's been slighted by his fellow workers.

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Noun[change]

Singular
slight

Plural
slights

  1. A slight is when you are not polite to someone.
    Has she forgiven him for his slight?

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