slighting

[ slahy-ting ]
/ ˈslaɪ tɪŋ /

adjective

derogatory and disparaging; belittling.

Nearby words

  1. slier,
  2. sliest,
  3. slieve,
  4. slieve donard,
  5. slight,
  6. slightingly,
  7. slightly,
  8. sligo,
  9. slily,
  10. slim

Origin of slighting

First recorded in 1605–15; slight + -ing2

Related formsslight·ing·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for slightingly

slighting

/ (ˈslaɪtɪŋ) /

adjective

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

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