Definition of slight :
1. Foolish; silly; weak in intellect.
2. 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.
3. Not stout or heavy; slender.
6. The act of slighting; the manifestation of a moderate degree of contempt, as by neglect or oversight; neglect; indignity.
7. To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands.
8. To make even or level.
9. To overthrow; to demolish.
10. To throw heedlessly.
off, clear, subtile, appal, emaciated, big, dainty, nominal, insignificant, sapped, de minimis, keen, niggling, sharp, down-and-out, cut, undersized, small-fry, pint-size, inconsiderable, nice, splendid, shock, fiddling, refined, insult, subnormal, sylphlike, outside, comminuted, excellent, peanut, feeble, wimpish, polished, exquisite, handsome, be (all) skin and bone(s), wimpy, gentle, asthenic, foolish, weak, slur, clarified, dinky, unimportant, anorexic, prostrated, thin, minuscule, measly, petty, urbane, prostrate, gaunt, gauzy, slender, trade blows/insults, skinny, remote, repulse, lissome, snub, wound, supple, cold shoulder, toylike, weakened, offend, effete, light, inadequate, softened, strong, smooth, flimsy, no-account, Mickey Mouse, moderate, elegant, chicken, fragile, frivolous, languid, frail, pimping, midget, debilitated, footling, lean, fine, lithesome, Lilliputian, lithe, trivial, unsubstantial, piffling, jibe, offense, incidental, underweight, beautiful, affront, subtle, lissom, wasted, enfeebled, sensitive, pocket-size, kiss-off, inconsequential, discreet, pure, piddly, half-pint, tenuous, lanky, rebuff, gangling, offence, faint, tender, shrimpy, sparse, low, speak/talk out of turn, step on someone's toes, name, pygmy, svelte, soft, infirm, unconvincing, name-calling, enervated
small (part of speech: adjective)
teeny-weeny, miserly, delicate, slim, scant, scanty, petite, diminutive, little, toy, piddling, stingy, modest, dwarfish, teensy, wee, itty-bitty, trifling, weeny, smallish, negligible, small, deficient, tiny, microscopic, meager, minor, teeny, picayune, compact, pocket, spare, sparing, short, scrawny, niggardly, paltry, nugatory, baby, minute, bantam, miniature, puny, ungenerous, beggarly, minimal
- This, however, was of slight importance. - "The Pines of Lory", John Ames Mitchell.
- My acquaintance with you is very slight; I know very little indeed about you, except what Harry told me. - "Denzil Quarrier", George Gissing.
- Cartwright gave a slight start and bit his lip. - "The Underdog", F. Hopkinson Smith.