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American English: /slaɪt/
British English: /slʌɪt/

Translation of slight in Spanish:

adjective slighter, slightest

  • 1 1.1
    she has a slight temperature there has been a slight change of plan
    ha habido un pequeño cambio de planes
    she walks with a slight limp
    cojea ligeramente
    there was a slight tremor in her voice
    le temblaba levemente la voz
    without the slightest hesitation
    sin dudarlo un instante
    he gets upset at the slightest thing
    se molesta por la menor tontería or por cualquier nimiedad
    I haven't the slightest idea
    no tengo (ni) la menor or (ni) la más remota idea
    do you mind? — not in the slightest
    ¿te importa? — en absoluto or para nada
    he's not in the slightest bit interested
    no le interesa en lo más mínimo or en absoluto or para nada
    Example sentences
    • In virtually every case, however, the degree of degradation was slight enough to be inconsequential.
    • Five of six genes, regardless of X or autosomal location, are increased in expression to a slight degree in mutant females.
    • Now that mightn't be just be in number of cases, it might just be in slight increases in margin return over time.
    1.2 (minimal) hopes of finding her alive are slight
    las esperanzas de encontrarla con vida son escasas or remotas
    their chances are slight
    tienen muy pocas posibilidades
    1.3 (flimsy, inadequate)
    poco firme
    his second novel is a rather slight work
    su segunda novela es de poca monta or es una obra menor
    Example sentences
    • The earliest concertos composed for square piano are slight works, diverting but lightweight.
    • It's a slight work, but gives an insight into Puccini's early creativity.
    • Abelard also wrote a slight work of practical advice for his son.
  • 2 (slim) of slight build
    de complexión delgada or menuda
    Example sentences
    • She was small, and thin, with a slight build, and dark, shoulder-length hair; I couldn't tell if it was black or dark brown.
    • He was short, perhaps even a little smaller than she, and, despite his enveloping cloak, she suspected that he was slight in build as well.
    • Except for the fact that his hair was a solid black, the thin, slight boy of about fifteen or sixteen bore an uncanny resemblance to Kunihiko.

transitive verb

  • 1 (offend, ignore)
    hacerle un desaire or un desprecio a
    he felt slighted
    se sintió ofendido or desairado
    sintió que le habían hecho un desaire
    Example sentences
    • Joey's management company, afraid that the film was slighting their dead client for Johnny, demanded that the film-makers find more interview footage of Joey before okaying the final cut.
    • It seems Mr Wyatt thought the injured person slighted him in some way but this offence is totally out of character.
    • They can be excessive in their devotions to Carlyle and Henry James and their denunciations can at times be annoying in slighting great writers such as Thackeray and Jane Austen.
  • 2 (belittle)
    hablar con desdén de


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