Slight Slight, a. [Compar. {Slighter}; superl. {Slightest}.] [OE. sli?t, sleght, probably from OD. slicht, slecht, simple, plain, D. slecht; akin to OFries. sliucht, G. schlecht, schlicht, OHG. sleht smooth, simple, Icel. sl?ttr smooth, Sw. sl["a]t, Goth. sla['i]hts; or uncertain origin.] 1. Not decidedly marked; not forcible; inconsiderable; unimportant; insignificant; not severe; weak; gentle; -- applied in a great variety of circumstances; as, a slight (i. e., feeble) effort; a slight (i. e., perishable) structure; a slight (i. e., not deep) impression; a slight (i. e., not convincing) argument; a slight (i. e., not thorough) examination; slight (i. e., not severe) pain, and the like. ``At one slight bound.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Slight is the subject, but not so the praise. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Not stout or heavy; slender. [1913 Webster]

His own figure, which was formerly so slight. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

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