Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /slaɪt/

Translation of slight in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 [improvement/smell/accent] ligero, leve she has a slight temperature tiene un poco de fiebre 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 1.2 (minimal) escaso 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
    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.
    1.3 (flimsy, inadequate) [foundation/grounds] 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) delgado, menudo 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/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (offend, ignore) desairar, hacerle* un desaire or un desprecio a he felt slighted se sintió ofendido or desairado, sintió que le habían hecho un desaire 1.2 (belittle) [work/contribution] hablar con desdén de


Definition of slight in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tiro
shot …
Cultural fact of the day

An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.