slight englannista suomeksi
väheksyä, halveksua, loukata
not thorough; superficial
1741, (w), ''Some Thoughts Concerning Education & of the Conduct of the Understanding''
- Some firmly embrace doctrines upon slight grounds.
(RQ:Pope Rape of the Lock)
not far away in space or time
of slender build
1822, (w), ''Peveril of the Peak''
- his own figure, which was formerly so slight
still; with little or no movement on the surface
(quote-book)|title=Hudibras|year=1859|section=1/Canto 1|Canto 1, lines 781-784|passage=But no beast ever was so slight,For man, as for his god, to fight;They have more wit, alas! and knowThemselves and us better than so.
Bad, of poor quality.
1889 (first published), (w), ''Writings''
- we frequently have slight Goods and sometimes old and unsaleable Articles
(quote-book)|passage=This slight way of treating both his book and his ancestors nettled little Puddock – who never himself took a liberty, and expected similar treatment – but he knew Sturk, the nature of the beast, and he only bowed grandly (..)
To treat as unimportant or not worthy of attention; to light of.
1782, (w), ''Truth''
- the wretch who slights the bounty of the skies
To give lesser weight or importance to.
1915, Josephine Turck Baker, ''Correct English'' (volumes 16-17, page 182)
- ''Incontiguously'' (accent on ''tig''; the rest of the syllables slighted) means in an incontiguous manner.
1833, (w), ''Mortal Immortal|The Mortal Immortal''
- Though true of heart, she was somewhat of a coquette in manner; and I was jealous as a Turk. She slighted me in a thousand ways, yet would never acknowledge herself to be in the wrong. She would drive me mad with anger, and then force me to beg her pardon.
To throw heedlessly.
(RQ:Shakespeare Merry Wives)
1793, (w), ''(w)''
- Never use a slighting expression to her, even in jest; for slights in jest, after frequent bandyings, are apt to end in angry earnest.
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
Badly made, poorly-built, or low-quality.