Slighting Slight"ing, a. Characterized by neglect or disregard. [1913 Webster]

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  • slighting — [slīt′iŋ] adj. constituting a slight; disdainful; disparaging [a slighting remark] slightingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • slighting — index calumnious, contemptuous, derogatory, pejorative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slighting — *derogatory, depreciatory, depreciative, dispar aging, pejorative Analogous words: contemptuous, disdainful, scornful, despiteful (see corresponding nouns under DESPISE vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Slighting — A slighting is the deliberate destruction of a fortification without opposition from its builders or last users.Many European castles or forts were slighted in the Middle Ages by victorious besieging armies. Some were also destroyed by the owners …   Wikipedia

  • Slighting — Slight Slight, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Slighted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Slighting}.] To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. Milton. [1913 Webster] The wretch who slights the bounty of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slighting — adjective Date: 1632 characterized by disregard or disrespect ; disparaging < a slighting remark > • slightingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slighting — slight|ing [ slaıtıŋ ] adjective a slighting remark or action is rude and is intended to make someone seem unimportant …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slighting — adjective one more slighting remark from you and I m walking out that door Syn: insulting, disparaging, derogatory, disrespectful, denigratory, pejorative, abusive, offensive, defamatory, slanderous, scurrilous; disdainful, scornful,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • slighting — UK [ˈslaɪtɪŋ] / US adjective a slighting remark or action is rude and is intended to make someone seem unimportant …   English dictionary

  • slighting — adjective tending to diminish or disparage belittling comments managed a deprecating smile at the compliment deprecatory remarks about the book a slighting remark • Syn: ↑belittling, ↑deprecating, ↑deprecative, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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