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The slight tint also perks up pale complexions. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is a slight and inconsequential work. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The problem is that the margin between stable and low inflation and damaging deflation is quite slight. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We can have a slight bit of nepotism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were initially critically ill but had made a slight improvement by yesterday. The Sun (2012)He was a slight man with a wrinkled face and a mop of grey hair. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The slight frame also suddenly appears not so slight. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Leave mixed memories in the past and turn a slight opportunity at work into a success. The Sun (2014)But smaller doses did mean a slight increase in the risk of disability. The Sun (2016)He refused the slightest bit of glory. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Naturally your partnership may decide to forget either or both the slight improvements on memory grounds! Times, Sunday Times (2015)But he was a slight man with a stoop and a nervous disposition. THE CURIOUS LIFE OF ROBERT HOOKE: The Man who Measured London (2003)You could forgive the slight hyperbole. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The risk from catching Ebola from an infected person is relatively slight. The Sun (2014)The sliver of difference says something slight but profound about us and the French. Times, Sunday Times (2006)For that, one forgives slight intonation lapses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)As a gardening book, it is quite slight. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It seems to me a terrible slight against chaotic persons, such as myself. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Miss Minchin was betrayed into something like a slight jump. A Little Princess (1905)Maybe I have a slight advantage there. Times, Sunday Times (2015)People will look for the slightest advantage over their opponent,' he said. Times, Sunday Times (2015)On the plus side, the women who had attended self-examination classes did have a slight survival advantage over those who had not. Alternative Health Care for Women (1991)
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British English: slight /slaɪt/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is slight is very small in degree or quantity.
Doctors say he has made a slight improvement.
- American English: slight
- Arabic: طَفِيف
- Brazilian Portuguese: leve
- Chinese: 略微的
- Croatian: malen
- Czech: drobný
- Danish: lille
- Dutch: gering
- European Spanish: leve
- Finnish: vähäinen
- French: mince
- German: gering
- Greek: ανεπαίσθητος
- Italian: esile
- Japanese: わずかな
- Korean: 약간의
- Norwegian: ubetydelig
- Polish: niewielki
- European Portuguese: leve
- Romanian: mic
- Russian: незначительный
- Spanish: leve
- Swedish: liten
- Thai: เล็กน้อยมาก
- Turkish: az
- Ukrainian: невеликий
- Vietnamese: ít mức độ
British English: slight VERB
If you are slighted, someone does or says something that insults you by treating you as if your views or feelings are not important.
They felt slighted by not being adequately consulted.
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