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slighting

[ slahy-ting ]
/ ˈslaɪ tɪŋ /
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adjective
derogatory and disparaging; belittling.
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Origin of slighting

First recorded in 1605–15; slight + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM slighting

slight·ing·ly, adverb

Words nearby slighting

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British Dictionary definitions for slighting

slighting
/ (ˈslaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective
characteristic of a slight; disparaging; disdainfulin a slighting manner

Derived forms of slighting

slightingly, adverb
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