slightness
noun see slight I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Slightness — Slight ness, n. The quality or state of being slight; slenderness; feebleness; superficiality; also, formerly, negligence; indifference; disregard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slightness — noun The property of being slight, smallness, petiteness Poor nutrition explained his slightness …   Wiktionary

  • slightness — slight ► ADJECTIVE 1) small in degree; inconsiderable. 2) not profound or substantial. 3) not sturdy and strongly built. ► VERB ▪ insult (someone) by treating them without proper respect or attention. ► NOUN ▪ an insult …   English terms dictionary

  • slightness — See slight. * * * …   Universalium

  • slightness — slight·ness || slaɪtnɪs n. quality of being slight; smallness; slenderness; frailty, delicacy; superficiality, pettiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slightness — slight·ness …   English syllables

  • slightness — noun 1. smallness of stature • Syn: ↑delicacy • Derivationally related forms: ↑slight • Hypernyms: ↑smallness, ↑littleness 2. the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Europeans — This page is about the book. For other entries on The Europeans, see The Europeans (disambiguation). Infobox Book | name = The Europeans image caption = Cover of 1964 Penguin Modern Classics edition of The Europeans author = Henry James country …   Wikipedia

  • pettiness — noun 1. narrowness of mind or ideas or views • Derivationally related forms: ↑petty • Hypernyms: ↑narrow mindedness, ↑narrowness 2. the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous • Syn: ↑triviality, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • puniness — noun 1. the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous • Syn: ↑pettiness, ↑triviality, ↑slightness • Derivationally related forms: ↑puny, ↑trivial (for: ↑triviality), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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