1250–1300; Middle English
(adj.) smooth, sleek, slender; compare Old English -sliht-
even with ground; cognate with German schlicht, Old Norse slēttr, Gothic slaihts
slighter, nounslightly, adverbslightness, nounoverslight, adjectiveunslighted, adjective
insignificant, trifling, paltry. 3.
weak, feeble, fragile. 5.
unsubstantial, inconsiderable. 6.
disdain, scorn. Slight, disregard, neglect, overlook
mean to pay no attention or too little attention to someone or something. To slight
is to give only superficial attention to something important: to slight one's work.
is to pay no attention to a person or thing: to disregard the rules;
in some circumstances, to disregard
may be admirable: to disregard a handicap.
is to shirk paying sufficient attention to a person or thing: to neglect one's correspondence.
is to fail to see someone or something (possibly because of carelessness): to overlook a bill that is due. 9.
neglect, disregard, inattention; disdain, scorn. 10.