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Important vs. Slight

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Importantadjective

Having relevant and crucial value.

‘It is very important to give your daughter independence in her life so she learns from experience.’;

Slightadjective

Small in amount, gentle, or weak; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe.

‘a slight (i.e. feeble) effort;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not deep) impression;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not convincing) argument;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not thorough) examination;’; ‘a slight (i.e. not severe) pain;’; ‘in the slight future (i.e. the very near future)’;

Importantadjective

Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.

‘Thou hast strength as muchAs serves to execute a mind very important.’;

Slightadjective

Not stout or heavy; slender.

‘a slight but graceful woman’;

Importantadjective

Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.

‘Things small as nothing . . . He makes important.’;

Slightadjective

(regional) Even, smooth or level; still (of the sea).

‘A slight stone’; ‘The sea was slight and calm’;

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Importantadjective

Bearing on; forcible; driving.

‘He fiercely at him flew,And with important outrage him assailed.’;

Slightadjective

(obsolete) Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

Importantadjective

Importunate; pressing; urgent.

Slightadjective

Bad, of poor quality (as goods).

‘A gullible chapman was fooled into buying really slight goods.’;

Importantadjective

of great significance or value;

‘important people’; ‘the important questions of the day’;

Slightadjective

(dated) Slighting; treating with disdain.

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Importantadjective

important in effect or meaning;

‘a significant change in tax laws’; ‘a significant change in the Constitution’; ‘a significant contribution’; ‘significant details’; ‘statistically significant’;

Slightverb

(transitive) To treat as slight or not worthy of attention; to make light of.

Importantadjective

of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis;

‘a crucial moment in his career’; ‘a crucial election’; ‘a crucial issue for women’;

Slightverb

(transitive) To give lesser weight or importance to.

Importantadjective

having authority or ascendancy or influence;

‘an important official’; ‘the captain's authoritative manner’;

Slightverb

(transitive) To treat with disdain or neglect, usually out of prejudice, hatred, or jealousy; to ignore disrespectfully.

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Importantadjective

having or suggesting a consciousness of high position;

‘recited the decree with an important air’; ‘took long important strides in the direction of his office’;

Slightverb

(intransitive) To act negligently or carelessly.

Slightverb

To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

Slightverb

(transitive) To make even or level.

Slightverb

(transitive) To throw heedlessly.

Slightnoun

The act of slighting; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.

Slightnoun

(obsolete) Sleight.

Slightnoun

Sleight.

Slightnoun

The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.

Slightverb

To overthrow; to demolish.

Slightverb

To make even or level.

Slightverb

To throw heedlessly.

‘The rogue slighted me into the river.’;

Slightverb

To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.

‘The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.’; ‘Beware . . . lest the like befall . . . If they transgress and slight that sole command.’; ‘This my long-sufferance, and my day of grace,Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.’;

Slightadjective

Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; - applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like.

‘Slight is the subject, but not so the praise.’; ‘Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds.’;

Slightadjective

Not stout or heavy; slender.

‘His own figure, which was formerly so slight.’;

Slightadjective

Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

Slightadverb

Slightly.

‘Think not so slight of glory.’;

Slightnoun

a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)

Slightverb

pay no attention to, disrespect;

‘She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance’;

Slightadjective

having little substance or significance;

‘a flimsy excuse’; ‘slight evidence’; ‘a tenuous argument’; ‘a thin plot’;

Slightadjective

almost no or (with `a') at least some; very little;

‘there's slight chance that it will work’; ‘there's a slight chance it will work’;

Slightadjective

being of delicate or slender build;

‘she was slender as a willow shoot is slender’; ‘a slim girl with straight blonde hair’; ‘watched her slight figure cross the street’;

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