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  1. derogatory and disparaging; belittling.
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Origin of slighting

First recorded in 1605–15; slight + -ing2
Related formsslight·ing·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for slightingly

Historical Examples

  • It is common to hear them spoken of slightingly and contemptuously.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled

    Hudson Stuck

  • Nevertheless, it seems to me that a datum that preceded it was slightingly treated.

  • Perhaps the senorita may not treat my offer quite so slightingly as yourself.

    The Lone Ranche

    Captain Mayne Reid

  • “It could not be called a fall, Margery,” said Maria, slightingly.

  • I may have been wrong to speak so slightingly of those two ladies.

British Dictionary definitions for slightingly


  1. characteristic of a slight; disparaging; disdainfulin a slighting manner
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Derived Formsslightingly, adverb
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