Despite the setbacks, slights, and outright racism, Simpson had a remarkably successful career.
The discrimination and slights Abe experiences are “part and parcel of what we are experiencing in the world,” says Akhtar.
In any case, Pakistan as a nation has been unforgiving of any slights against Islam.
The tiniest of slights from any vaguely left-of-center source is converted into fuel for the rage machine.
The most important thing, he and these experts agreed, was finding an environment where slights never escalate to violence.
He devotes his attention to Salom, who slights all his advances.
Passive, patient, long-suffering she had been the while the mortifications and slights were for herself.
The colored woman beautiful will not carry "chips on her shoulder," looking for slights and insults.
She was too sensitive to slights to risk the repulses he says she accepted.
A rural population is not deeply stirred by stories of slights to ambassadors.
early 14c., "flat, smooth; hairless," probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse slettr "smooth, sleek," from Proto-Germanic *slikhtaz (cf. Old Saxon slicht; Low German slicht "smooth, plain common;" Old English -sliht "level," attested in eorðslihtes "level with the ground;" Old Frisian sliucht "smooth, slight," Middle Dutch sleht "even, plain," Old High German sleht, Gothic slaihts "smooth"), probably from a collateral form of PIE *sleig- "to smooth, glide, be muddy," from root *(s)lei- "slimy" (see slime (n.)).
Sense evolution probably is from "smooth" (c.1300), to "slim, slender; of light texture," hence "not good or strong; insubstantial, trifling, inferior, insignificant" (early 14c.). Meaning "small in amount" is from 1520s. Sense of German cognate schlecht developed from "smooth, plain, simple" to "bad, mean, base," and as it did it was replaced in the original senses by schlicht, a back-formation from schlichten "to smooth, to plane," a derivative of schlecht in the old sense [Klein].
c.1300, "make plain or smooth," from slight (adj.) Meaning "treat with indifference" (1590s) is from the adjective in sense of "having little worth." Related: Slighted; slighting.