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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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Related Words for slightingly

easily, delicately, casually, tenderly, moderately, gingerly, softly, simply, mildly, freely, quietly, slightly, sparsely, faintly, subtly, carelessly, indifferently, nimbly, peacefully, readily

Examples from the Web for slightingly

Historical Examples of slightingly

  • 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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