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Definition of slight verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive] slight somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slight
    he / she / it slights
    past simple slighted
    -ing form slighting
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  1. 1to treat someone rudely or without respect synonym insult
  2. 2 She felt slighted because she hadn't been invited.
  3. NAmE//slaɪtɪŋ//
    adjective [only before noun] slighting remarks
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: slight

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