Showing a lack of respect; insulting or disparaging: slighting references to Irish Catholics
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- Never let your tongue say a slighting word of a colleague.
- The slighting bequest of his "second-best bed" was added later.
- You have plenty of in-principle reasons to officially cool things off with him - that is, none is personally slighting or insulting.
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- One reason why we are likely to speak slightingly of the ethics of the politician is that he can never exhibit his good qualities systematically.
- ‘It has been the fashion in this country to speak slightingly of West,’ Lester acknowledged, but this was simply wrong; West, he declared, was ‘the pioneer and father of American Artists.’
- Do not some persons speak slightingly of united prayer?
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