slighting

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

slighting

  1. Present participle of slight.
    His slighting of the company chairman was considered to be inappropriate behaviour.

Adjective[edit]

slighting (comparative more slighting, superlative most slighting)

  1. In the manner of a slight; belittling, deprecative

Noun[edit]

slighting (plural slightings)

  1. The act of giving a slight or snub.
    • 1848, Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the life of Colonel Hutchinson (page 376)
      [] the rest, who had looked upon him with such disdainful neglect [] now flocked about him, striving who should express most respect, and, by an extraordinary officiousness, redeem their late slightings.

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