1 very small in degree
appear, be, seem
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
comparatively, relatively
the slightest of … 

She gave the slightest of smiles.

2 thin and delicate
be, look

She looked very slight, almost fragile.

Slight is used with these nouns: ↑accent, ↑accident, ↑acquaintance, ↑adjustment, ↑alteration, ↑amendment, ↑angle, ↑annoyance, ↑apprehension, ↑attack, ↑bend, ↑bias, ↑blemish, ↑blush, ↑bow, ↑breeze, ↑bruise, ↑build, ↑bump, ↑burn, ↑chance, ↑change, ↑chill, ↑chuckle, ↑cold, ↑concussion, ↑confusion, ↑cough, ↑creak, ↑curl, ↑curve, ↑cut, ↑damage, ↑decline, ↑decrease, ↑defect, ↑deficiency, ↑degree, ↑delay, ↑dent, ↑depression, ↑detour, ↑difference, ↑dip, ↑disadvantage, ↑disagreement, ↑disappointment, ↑discomfort, ↑discrepancy, ↑disgust, ↑distortion, ↑disturbance, ↑doubt, ↑downturn, ↑drawback, ↑drawl, ↑drizzle, ↑drop, ↑edge, ↑embarrassment, ↑emphasis, ↑exaggeration, ↑excess, ↑fall, ↑favourite, ↑fever, ↑figure, ↑flicker, ↑flush, ↑frame, ↑frown, ↑giggle, ↑gradient, ↑graze, ↑grimace, ↑grin, ↑groan, ↑grunt, ↑headache, ↑hesitation, ↑hiccup, ↑hill, ↑hiss, ↑hitch, ↑hollow, ↑hope, ↑idea, ↑impatience, ↑imperfection, ↑improvement, ↑inclination, ↑inconvenience, ↑increase, ↑indigestion, ↑indiscretion, ↑injury, ↑irregularity, ↑irritation, ↑itch, ↑jolt, ↑laugh, ↑lead, ↑limp, ↑loss, ↑majority, ↑miscalculation, ↑mishap, ↑mist, ↑misunderstanding, ↑modification, ↑movement, ↑murmur, ↑nausea, ↑nervousness, ↑nod, ↑noise, ↑nuance, ↑nudge, ↑pain, ↑pang, ↑panic, ↑paranoia, ↑pause, ↑preference, ↑pretence, ↑problem, ↑pull, ↑push, ↑reaction, ↑reduction, ↑relaxation, ↑resemblance, ↑reservation, ↑ripple, ↑rise, ↑risk, ↑rustle, ↑sarcasm, ↑scowl, ↑scratch, ↑sense, ↑shake, ↑shift, ↑shiver, ↑shock, ↑shrug, ↑shudder, ↑sigh, ↑slip, ↑slope, ↑smile, ↑smirk, ↑snag, ↑sneer, ↑sniff, ↑squint, ↑stammer, ↑stature, ↑strain, ↑stroke, ↑stutter, ↑surprise, ↑swell, ↑swelling, ↑tap, ↑temperature, ↑tendency, ↑tension, ↑tilt, ↑tinge, ↑tint, ↑touch, ↑trace, ↑tremor, ↑tug, ↑turn, ↑twang, ↑twinge, ↑twinkle, ↑twist, ↑twitch, ↑underestimate, ↑unease, ↑upturn, ↑variation, ↑vibration, ↑wave, ↑whiff, ↑whimper, ↑whisper, ↑wind, ↑worry

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • Slight — Slight, a. [Compar. {Slighter}; superl. {Slightest}.] [OE. sli?t, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. sl?ttr smooth, Sw. sl[ a]t,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — Slight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slighting}.] To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Milton. [1913 Webster] The wretch who slights the bounty of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slight — slight·er; slight; slight·ish; slight·ly; slight·ness; slight·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • slight — I adjective ancillary, auxiliary, diminutive, exiguous, exiguus, immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, inferior, insignificant, levis, light, limited, little, meager, mean, minor, minute, modest, negligible, niggardly,… …   Law dictionary

  • slight — [adj1] insignificant, small fat, feeble, inconsiderable, insubstantial, meager, minor, modest, negligible, off, outside, paltry, petty, piddling, remote, scanty, slender, slim, sparse, superficial, trifling, trivial, unessential, unimportant,… …   New thesaurus

  • Slight — Slight, adv. Slightly. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster] Think not so slight of glory. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — is a surname, and may refer to:* Aaron Slight (born 1966), former professional motorcycle road racer * Jim Slight (1855 1930), Australian cricketeree also* Sleight …   Wikipedia

  • slight — [slīt] adj. [ME (northern dial.) sliht < OE, kin to OHG sleht, straight, smooth: for IE base see SLICK] 1. a) light in form or build; not stout or heavy; slender b) frail; fragile 2. having little weight, strength, substance, or significance… …   English World dictionary

  • slight|ly — «SLYT lee», adverb. 1. in a slight manner. 2. to a slight degree; a little; somewhat: »I know him slightly. 3. in a slighting manner; disdainfully …   Useful english dictionary

  • Slight — Slight, n. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity. [1913 Webster] Syn: Neglect; disregard; inattention; contempt; disdain; scorn; disgrace; indignity; disparagement …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Slight — Slight, n. Sleight. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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