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Showing a lack of respect; insulting or disparaging:‘slighting references to Roman Catholics’
- ‘Of course, Durkheim did not directly transpose this rather slighting view of economic pursuits from the context of preliterate, tribal existence to that of more advanced societies.’
- ‘Artfully, I must confess, I mentioned that The Herald of the same day had spoken warmly about some slighting remark concerning Holmes made in the House the previous night.’
- ‘There has been mischief done by slighting criticism and by inconsiderate words.’
- ‘After seeking to invalidate most of the charges, the Rabbis turned to the most important point, and acknowledged that the Talmud, contained slighting references to a certain Jesus.’
- ‘You have plenty of in-principle reasons to officially cool things off with him - that is, none is personally slighting or insulting.’
- ‘In a broadcast in October 1939 Daladier specifically declared that this was not a war against Fascism; the censors were instructed to bar any slighting references to Mussolini.’
- ‘There are the slighting, sneering references to the "muscular Christianity" of Tony Blair, whom the original presents as " Bush's Iraq soulmate ".’
- ‘They include a close, often bemused knowledge of one's fellow villagers, and linguistic expedients such as giving slighting nicknames, telling humorous anecdotes, and composing satirical ballads.’
- ‘The antipathy of the Yankee stars was allegedly touched off by a slighting remark Gehrig's mother made about the way Mrs Ruth dressed their daughter.’
- ‘This idiosyncrasy was well known to his friends, who, whenever things became a little dull, were accustomed to make slighting remarks on Akiyama's inefficiency as a "death-dealer."’
- ‘Lesser-used sounds slighting!’
- ‘Remember that this was a period of time when any remark that might be deemed slighting or offensive could lead to a duel.’
- ‘Never let your tongue say a slighting word of a colleague.’
- ‘The slighting references to "bad science," which appear in Saunders's article, only betray a rather undergraduate notion of what science is and how it is done.’
- ‘The slighting bequest of his "second-best bed" was added later.’
- ‘I do not mean those analogies to be either pejorative or slighting; abused lovers and children deserve better.’
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