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Definition of slight adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (slighter, slightest)
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  1. 1very small in degree a slight increase/change/delay/difference I woke up with a slight headache. The damage was slight. She takes offense at the slightest thing (= is very easily offended). There was not the slightest hint of trouble. He is, without the slightest doubt, the greatest living novelist. He never had the slightest intention of agreeing to it. The picture was at a slight angle. A slight breeze was blowing.
  2. 2small and thin in size a slight woman He was of slight build. She was smaller and slighter than I had imagined.
  3. 3(formal) not deserving serious attention This is a very slight novel.
  4. Idioms
    not in the slightest
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    not at all He didn't seem to mind in the slightest. I'm not in the slightest bit interested.
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