- 1small in degree; inconsiderable
- 2insulting in an indirect way
Using slight: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "slight" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
There was only a slight improvement in his condition.
She gave him a slight smile.
He felt a slight pain in his back.
The company suffered a slight loss last quarter.
slight Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using slight
As a dancer, she is very slight on her feet.
She was as slight as a reed and looked fragile.
Her slight of tongue helped her win the debate.
Phrases with slight
There is only a slight chance of rain today.
She has a slight figure and looks very graceful.
The magician's slight of hand left the audience amazed.
Origins of slight
from Old English 'sliht', meaning 'smooth, gentle, or sleek'
Summary: slight in Brief
The term 'slight' [slaɪt] refers to something small or minor, often used to describe physical sensations or degrees of change. It can also be used to describe indirect insults. Examples include 'There was only a slight improvement in his condition.' and 'She gave him a slight smile.' Phrases like 'slight chance' and idioms like 'slight on one's feet' further illustrate the concept of smallness.