V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) a deliberately rude act against someone; (v.) to ignore or disrespect someone
Synonyms: (n.) insult, offense, (v.) disregard, disrespect, ignore, snub, neglect, offend, insult
Antonyms: (v.) respect, honor, acknowledge, compliment
Tips: As an adjective, the word slight describes something that is insignificant or very small. When you treat someone as though he or she is insignificant or make the person feel very small, you slight that person. Likewise, the insulting or disrespectful act itself is called a slight. A slight is slightly (a little) more subtle than a direct and overt insult.
I wasn't sure if her slight was deliberate, but it hurt my feelings nonetheless. (insult, offense) noun
I felt slighted by the professor's comments, so I made a rude remark to him in retaliation. (insulted, snubbed) verb
She deliberately slighted me by not inviting me to the party. (snubbed, offended) verb
When Hilary didn't thank Chad in her Oscar acceptance speech, he may have felt slighted. (neglected, snubbed, offended) adjective
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