2012년 12월 3일 월요일

Dic: slight (as a verb and noun)


NOUN:

1. An act that offends a person's sense of pride or dignity:

  • affront, contumely, despite, indignity, insult, offense, outrage.
  • Idioms: slap in the face.
  • See ATTACK.
2. An act or instance of neglecting:
  • disregard, neglect, oversight.
  • See CARE FOR, CONCERN. 
VERB:

1. To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
  • belittle, decry, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, detract, discount, disparage, downgrade, minimize, run down, talk down.
  • Idioms: make light (or little) of.
  • See ATTACK, SHOW.
2. To refuse to pay attention to (a person); treat with contempt:
  • disregard, ignore, neglect. Regional : igg.
  • See CONCERN, THOUGHTS.
3. To fail to care for or give proper attention to:
  • disregard, ignore, neglect.
  • See CARE FOR, CONCERN. 

■ If you are slighted, someone does or says something that insults you by treating you as if your views or feelings are not important. 
  • They felt slighted by not being adequately consulted.
  • It isn't a slight on my husband that I enjoy my evening class.
...... Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Cobuild

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