But it seems fair to say they permeate his thinking, and past slights have not been forgotten.
The discrimination and slights Abe experiences are “part and parcel of what we are experiencing in the world,” says Akhtar.
“It inflates the ego,” which in turn opens up endless opportunity for slights both real and perceived.
In any case, Pakistan as a nation has been unforgiving of any slights against Islam.
Despite the setbacks, slights, and outright racism, Simpson had a remarkably successful career.
He devotes his attention to Salom, who slights all his advances.
Did she not bear all the slights put upon her by those who are not half as good as she?
The colored woman beautiful will not carry "chips on her shoulder," looking for slights and insults.
You never find he slights his work when your back is turned?
A rural population is not deeply stirred by stories of slights to ambassadors.
early 14c., "flat, smooth; hairless," probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse slettr "smooth, sleek," from Proto-Germanic *slikhtaz (cf. Old Saxon slicht; Low German slicht "smooth, plain common;" Old English -sliht "level," attested in eorðslihtes "level with the ground;" Old Frisian sliucht "smooth, slight," Middle Dutch sleht "even, plain," Old High German sleht, Gothic slaihts "smooth"), probably from a collateral form of PIE *sleig- "to smooth, glide, be muddy," from root *(s)lei- "slimy" (see slime (n.)).
Sense evolution probably is from "smooth" (c.1300), to "slim, slender; of light texture," hence "not good or strong; insubstantial, trifling, inferior, insignificant" (early 14c.). Meaning "small in amount" is from 1520s. Sense of German cognate schlecht developed from "smooth, plain, simple" to "bad, mean, base," and as it did it was replaced in the original senses by schlicht, a back-formation from schlichten "to smooth, to plane," a derivative of schlecht in the old sense [Klein].
c.1300, "make plain or smooth," from slight (adj.) Meaning "treat with indifference" (1590s) is from the adjective in sense of "having little worth." Related: Slighted; slighting.
1550s, "small amount or weight," from slight (v.). Meaning "act of intentional neglect or ignoring out of displeasure or contempt" is from 1701, probably via 17c. phrase make a slight of (1610s).