V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

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.

Usage Examples:

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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