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- present participle of slight
- His habit of slighting the company chairman was considered to be inappropriate behaviour.
slighting (comparative more slighting, superlative most slighting)
- In the manner of a slight; belittling, deprecative
slighting (plural slightings)
- 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.
- (regional) An act of ignoring or neglecting someone or something; more broadly neglect.
- The slighting of children
- (regional) The action of rejecting someone or something; rejection.
- The slighting of a handshake by Samuel ticked off Judi to no end.
- (military) The full or partial demolition of a fortification.