Definition for SLIGHT

SLIGHT, v.t.

  1. To neglect; to disregard from the consideration that a thing is of little value and unworthy of notice; as, to slight the divine commands, or the offers of mercy. – Milton. Locke.
  2. To overthrow; to demolish. [Not used.] – Clarendon. “The rogues slighted me into the river,” in Shakspeare, is not used. [D. slegten.] To slight over, to run over in haste, to perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight over a theme. – Dryden.

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