slight (adjective, verb) past tense: slighted LISTEN
Slight means ‘small in amount, degree or importance.’
- There is a slight chance of rain tomorrow.
- The slight difference between the two versions of the story is not significant.
- Helen found a slight error in the essay.
Slight also means ‘thin or slender.’
- The petite woman was slight and had delicate features.
Slight can also mean ‘to treat someone as if they are unimportant.’
- Ellen felt slighted when she was not invited to her friend's wedding.
not in the slightest: not at all. Example: “Are you nervous about giving your speech?” “Not in the slightest.”
slightly: to a small degree. Example: “Amy was slightly overweight after she had the baby.”
In pop culture
Watch Queen sing “I’m Going Slightly Mad.” Does the singer seem slightly mad or very mad?