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Slight vs. Slender — What's the Difference?

Slight vs. Slender — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Slight and Slender

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Slight

Small in size, degree, or amount
A slight tilt.
A slight surplus.

Slender

(of a person or part of the body) gracefully thin
Her slender neck

Slight

Lacking strength, substance, or solidity; frail
A slight foundation.
Slight evidence.

Slender

(of something abstract) barely sufficient in amount or basis
People of slender means
A slender majority of four

Slight

Of small importance or consideration; trifling
Slight matters.
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Slender

Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin
A slender rod.

Slight

Small and slender in build or construction; delicate.

Slender

Thin and delicate in build; gracefully slim
"She was slender as a willow shoot is slender—and equally graceful, equally erect" (Frank Norris).

Slight

To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention
"the occasional feeling of being slighted at others' underestimating my charms and talents" (Joseph Epstein).

Slender

Small in amount or extent; meager
Slender wages.
A slender chance of survival.

Slight

To treat as of small importance; make light of
"If I have ... slighted the contributions of my many predecessors, let me offer a blanket apology" (Joseph J. Ellis).

Slender

Thin; slim.
A rod is a long slender pole used for angling.

Slight

To do negligently or thoughtlessly; scant
"It is a proper question to ask of an assignment whether some of its parts might be omitted or slighted" (Stanley Fish).

Slender

(figurative) meagre; deficient
Being a person of slender means, he was unable to afford any luxuries.

Slight

To raze or level the walls of (a castle or other fortification).

Slender

(Gaelic languages) Palatalized.

Slight

A deliberate discourtesy; a snub
"She got into the car, thinking how sensitive men are to slights from women and how insensitive to slights to women" (Marge Piercy).

Slender

Small or narrow in proportion to the length or the height; not thick; slim; as, a slender stem or stalk of a plant.
She, as a veil down to the slender waist,Her unadorned golden tresses wore.

Slight

Small.

Slender

Weak; feeble; not strong; slight; as, slender hope; a slender constitution.
Mighty hearts are held in slender chains.
They have inferred much from slender premises.
The slender utterance of the consonants.

Slight

Gentle or weak, not aggressive or powerful.
Give it a slight kick
A slight hint of cinnamon
A slight effort
A slight (i.e. not convincing) argument

Slender

Moderate; trivial; inconsiderable; slight; as, a man of slender intelligence.
A slender degree of patience will enable him to enjoy both the humor and the pathos.

Slight

Not thorough; superficial.
Make a slight examination

Slender

Small; inadequate; meager; pitiful; as, slender means of support; a slender pittance.
Frequent begging makes slender alms.

Slight

Trifling; unimportant; insignificant.
We made a slight mistake
A slight pain

Slender

Spare; abstemious; frugal; as, a slender diet.
The good Ostorius often deignedTo grace my slender table with his presence.

Slight

Not far away in space or time.
In the slight future

Slender

Uttered with a thin tone; - the opposite of broad; as, the slender vowels long e and i.

Slight

Of slender build.
A slight but graceful woman

Slender

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

Slight

(regional) Even, smooth or level.
A slight stone

Slender

Very narrow;
A thin line across the page

Slight

(especially said of the sea) Still; with little or no movement on the surface.
The sea was slight and calm

Slender

Having little width in proportion to the length or height;
A slender pole

Slight

(obsolete) Foolish; silly; not intellectual.

Slender

Small in quantity;
Slender wages
A slim chance of winning
A small surplus

Slight

Bad, of poor quality.

Slender

Gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease

Slight

(dated) Slighting; treating with disdain.

Slight

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

Slight

(transitive) To give lesser weight or importance to.

Slight

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

Slight

(intransitive) To act negligently or carelessly. en

Slight

To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.

Slight

To make even or level.

Slight

(transitive) To throw heedlessly.

Slight

The act of ignoring or snubbing; a deliberate act of neglect or discourtesy.

Slight

(obsolete) Sleight.

Slight

Sleight.

Slight

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

Slight

To overthrow; to demolish.

Slight

To make even or level.

Slight

To throw heedlessly.
The rogue slighted me into the river.

Slight

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.

Slight

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.

Slight

Not stout or heavy; slender.
His own figure, which was formerly so slight.

Slight

Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.

Slight

Slightly.
Think not so slight of glory.

Slight

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

Slight

Pay no attention to, disrespect;
She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

Slight

Having little substance or significance;
A flimsy excuse
Slight evidence
A tenuous argument
A thin plot

Slight

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

Slight

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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