Definition of slightingly in US English:



  • See slighting

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Do not some persons speak slightingly of united prayer?’
    • ‘‘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.’’
    • ‘Flavia spoke slightingly of him, yet encouraged him to pursue her.’
    • ‘He has been slightingly treated by many Scottish historians, but he had little opportunity to reveal his abilities and there is no contemporary comment on his character.’