slight

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈslaɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/slaɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(slīt)


Inflections of 'slight' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
slighter
adj comparative
slightest
adj superlative
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slight

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. make a slight [change, modification, amendment] (to)
  2. reported a slight [fall, increase, decrease, drop] (in)
  3. [may, could] be slight [variations, differences]
  4. slight differences [among, between, according to, in terms of]
  5. a slight difference in [tone, color, salary, age, size, quality]
  6. there is only a (very) slight [difference, distinction] between
  7. have a slight difference of opinion (about)
  8. there is a slight [issue, problem, hitch] with
  9. sunny with a slight chance of [rain, showers, clouds]
  10. slight to moderate [risk, chance] of [rain, showers]
  11. has a slight chance of [winning, finishing on time]
  12. there is (only) a slight chance I [might, could]
  13. the [chances, odds] are very slight
  14. the odds of (him) [winning] are slight
  15. the [student, patient] has made a slight improvement
  16. made a slight [profit, return]
  17. only has slight wear (and tear)
  18. has a very slight [build, frame]
  19. [she, her build] is [very, rather] slight
n
  1. [an arrogant, a deliberate, a tactical] slight
  2. a slight from the rival candidate
  3. perceived a slight from her [rival, coworker]
  4. it was [just, only, merely] an unintended slight
  5. was a slight to his [position, rank, status, authority]
  6. was [livid, seething] at the slight
  7. was [offended, appalled] by the slight
v
  1. slight [him, his guest, her friend]
  2. was slighted by [society, the host, the president]
  3. [do, did] not want to slight anyone (by)
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