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Slighter definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SLIGHTER, n. One who neglects.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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, Goth. sla['i]hts; or uncertain origin.] 1. 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. ``At one slight bound.'' --Milton. Slight is the subject, but not so the praise. --Pope. Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds. --Locke. 2. Not stout or heavy; slender. His own figure, which was formerly so slight. --Sir W. Scott. 3. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect. --Hudibras.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Slighter Slight"er, n. One who slights.



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