Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of slight: more slight
  • n. One who slights.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who slights.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who slights or neglects.

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Examples

  • It was in the repressed scenes, where the melancholy was sincere, the feeling deeper, and the expression slighter, that he was at his best.

    The Story of My Life

  • The smaller the similarity pointed out the slighter is the chain which connects the distant objects, and the less we are inclined to laugh.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)

  • And the higher and purer the original object, and the more unselfishly it may have been taken up, the slighter is the probability that they can be led to recognize the process by which godlike benevolence has been debased into all-devouring egotism.

    The Blithedale Romance

  • We all know that the clearer the mirror the slighter will be the breath necessary to stain it; on the breast of an unsullied shirt the most minute speck will be offensively visible.

    The Emigrants Of Ahadarra The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • We hold our health and our reason on terms slighter than one would desire were it in their choice to hold an Irish cabin.

    The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

  • And I think when I was much younger, I - I noticed coming into sort of Hollywood and starting to make movies, I was very aware of the fact that women in film tend to be on the kind of slighter side.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2006

  • WINSLET: When I was much younger I-- I noticed coming into sort of Hollywood and starting to make movies, I was very aware of the fact that women in film tend to be on the kind of slighter side.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • Camélias, "which is a kind of slighter, more superficial, more sentimental, more modern, but less universal" Manon Lescaut. "

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory

  • And any lasting effects—when study participants returned to their usual media diet and peer group—likely would be even slighter.

    Americans Stumble on Math of Big Issues

  • He glanced around the fountain in time to watch a large, bloody man followed by a slightly slighter figure wearing an outfit that strangely resembled a burlap bag enter the sliding doors of the lab.

    Corporate HQ « Unknowing

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