Synonyms of slight in English:

slight


See definition of slight

adjective

1‘the chance of success is slight’

SYNONYMS

small, modest, little, tiny, minute, inappreciable, imperceptible, infinitesimal, hardly worth mentioning, negligible, inconsiderable, insignificant, minimal, marginal

remote, scant, slim, outside

faint, vague, subtle, gentle

informal minuscule

rare exiguous

ANTONYMS

big, considerable

2‘the book is a slight work by his usual standards’

SYNONYMS

minor, inconsequential, trivial, trifling, unimportant, lightweight, superficial, shallow, of little account, petty, paltry

informal penny-ante

British informal twopenny-halfpenny

North American informal nickel-and-dime

ANTONYMS

major, substantial

3‘Elizabeth's slight figure’

SYNONYMS

slim, slender, slightly built, petite, diminutive, small, delicate, dainty, small-boned, elfin

thin, skinny, size-zero, spare, puny, undersized, frail, weak

Scottish wee

informal pint-sized, pocket-size

rare gracile, attenuate

ANTONYMS

sturdy, burly, muscular

4‘slight, flat-bottomed boats made only of timber’

SYNONYMS

flimsy, insubstantial, fragile, frail, rickety, jerry-built

ANTONYMS

strong, robust


verb

1‘he was convinced that he had been socially slighted’

SYNONYMS

insult, snub, rebuff, repulse, spurn, treat disrespectfully, give someone the cold shoulder, cold-shoulder, brush off, turn one's back on, keep at arm's length, disregard, ignore, cut, cut dead, neglect, take no notice of, disdain, scorn

informal give someone the brush-off, freeze out, stiff-arm, knock back

informal, dated give someone the go-by

rare misprize, scout

ANTONYMS

respect, welcome


noun

1‘she often started rows in response to what she saw as slights on Nicky's part’

SYNONYMS

insult, affront, slur, disparaging remark

snub, rebuff, rejection

spurning, cold-shouldering, disregard, rudeness, disrespect, disdain, scorn

informal put-down, dig, brush-off, kick in the teeth, slap in the face

ANTONYMS

compliment