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Syllabification: slight·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈslīdiNG

Definition of slighting in English:


Showing a lack of respect; insulting or disparaging: slighting references to Irish Catholics
More example sentences
  • 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.



Example sentences
  • 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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