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Collins Spanish Dictionary- Complete & Unabridged
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slight

[slaɪt]

  1. ADJ

    (compar slighter)

    (superl slightest)

    1. (=small, minor)

      1. [difference, change, increase, improvement] ligero, pequeño; [injury, problem, exaggeration] pequeño; [accent, movement] ligero; [breeze] suave; [smile, pain] leve

        second I, 3., 5), a)

        • the slightest: it doesn't make the slightest bit of difference — no importa en lo más mínimo
        • without the slightest hesitation — sin dudarlo ni un momento
        • I haven't the slightest idea — no tengo ni la más remota idea
        • not in the slightest — en absoluto
        • nobody showed the slightest interest — nadie mostró el menor interés
        • he takes offence at the slightest thing — se ofende por la menor cosa or por cualquier nimiedad
    2. (=slim) [figure, person] delgado, menudo

    3. frm (=insignificant) [book, piece of music] de poca envergadura

  2. N frm desaire m

  3. VT frm [+ person] desairar a, hacer un desaire a; [+ work, efforts] menospreciar, despreciar

Examples from texts

To the extent that they knew her, and they thought they knew her well, Norton wasn't the sort to stand for slights, especially in her own apartment.
Hasta donde ellos la conocían, y creían conocerla bien, la inglesa no era de las que permiten desplantes, menos aún si éstos se producen en su propia casa.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
The skin lesions have disappeared, the oral lesions have improved, the dyspnea on slight exertion persists, but there has been a slight improvement in lung function (forced expiratory volume at 1 second of 26%)
Las lesiones cutáneas han remitido, las orales han mejorado y persiste la disnea a pequeños esfuerzos con una discreta mejoría de la función respiratoria (volumen espiratorio forzado en el primer segundo del 26%).
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
It seemed to him that there was a slight change in the land around him, a fallow brown streakiness that contradicted the lush green he'd seen moments earlier.
El terreno circundante cambiaba ligeramente: un veteado marrón y virgen opuesto al exuberante verde visto momentos antes.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Ramon Santiago was a slight man, but a couple of years lifting heavy trash containers in the predawn city hours had built up his arms and shoulders.
Era un hombre menudo, pero un par de años levantando pesados contenedores de madrugada le había fortalecido los brazos y los hombros.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
The crowd of reporters seemed to swallow up the slight man, whose head pivoted with each question, so that he was facing directly at the person who asked it.
Los periodistas parecían engullir a aquel hombre menudo que a cada pregunta giraba la cabeza para mirar a quien la formulaba.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
In cases of slight negligence, such claims may be reduced according to the degree of such slight negligence, but not however to the extent that they are less than the advantage derived therefrom by the person who committed the infringement.
En caso de negligencia leve, el derecho de reparación podrá reducirse en consecuencia, sin que pueda no obstante ser inferior a la ventaja obtenida por la persona que cometió la infracción.
It was lukewarm, almost brackish, with a slight metallic taste, but at that moment, just the mere sense of it pouring down his throat, and the pressure of the man's arm holding him, reassured Francis more than he had ever expected.
Estaba tibia, casi salobre, con un ligero sabor metálico, pero en ese momento la mera sensación de que le bajara por la garganta y aquel brazo que lo sostenía tranquilizaron a Francis más de lo que habría esperado.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
The positioning was shifted to find the best point and slight adjustments were made to the coil axis while monitoring the response to twitches of equal strength.
La posición óptima se establece mediante desplazamientos mínimos desde este punto y mediante leves ajustes del eje de la pala, según la respuesta a varios twitches equipotentes.
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
This is the case with R & D directed towards slight improvements or variations, such as new models of certain products.
Este es el caso de las actividades de I+D orientadas a mejoras o ligeras modificaciones (por ejemplo, nuevos modelos de un producto).
He decided that his father would never use the Mexican words the voice had used, no matter what kind of roving spirit he had become, whereas the slight tinge of homophobia suited him perfectly.
Decidió que su padre jamás, por más espíritu errante en que se hubiera convertido, utilizaría las palabras mexicanas que había utilizado la voz, si bien, por otra parte, el leve dejo de homofobia podía perfectamente aplicársele.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer
Milo brought these boxes to my house, assisted by a slight, balding, black detective named Delano Hardy.
Milo llevó esas cajas a mi casa, ayudado por un pequeño detective, calvo y negro, llamado Delano Hardy.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
Finally, it is interesting to note the very slight disparities between infectious disease specialists and pneumologists in the management of pneumonias.
Finalmente, es interesante señalar las escasas diferencias objetivadas en el manejo de las neumonías entre neumólogos y especialistas en enfermedades infecciosas.
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
On the third day spent near the summit, we observed a slight limitation in the spirometric parameters, but the change was only significant in FEVj.
Al tercer día en las proximidades de la cumbre observamos una ligera limitación de los parámetros espiro- métricos, que sólo resultó significativa para el FEV¡.
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
© SEPAR - Sociedad Española de Neumología y Cirugía Torácica
He gave Vespasian a slight nod and continued, 'But we can never be too sure.
Pero nunca podemos estar seguros del todo.
Scarrow, Simon / The Eagle's ConquestScarrow, Simon / Roma Vincit!
Roma Vincit!
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
© de la traducción: Montserrat Batista, 2002
© de la presente edición: Edhasa, 2002
The Eagle's Conquest
Scarrow, Simon
© 2001 by Simon Scarrow
Otherwise, you may obtain a slight increase in recognition quality, but the time and effort involved will probably outweigh the benefit.
De lo contrario, podría obtener un leve aumento en la calidad de reconocimiento, pero el tiempo y el esfuerzo que conlleva el uso de este modo contrarresta las ventajas que ofrece.
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slight sign
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Word forms

slight

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseslightslights
Possessive caseslight'sslights'

slight

verb
Basic forms
Pastslighted
Imperativeslight
Present Participle (Participle I)slighting
Past Participle (Participle II)slighted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I slightwe slight
you slightyou slight
he/she/it slightsthey slight
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am slightingwe are slighting
you are slightingyou are slighting
he/she/it is slightingthey are slighting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have slightedwe have slighted
you have slightedyou have slighted
he/she/it has slightedthey have slighted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been slightingwe have been slighting
you have been slightingyou have been slighting
he/she/it has been slightingthey have been slighting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I slightedwe slighted
you slightedyou slighted
he/she/it slightedthey slighted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was slightingwe were slighting
you were slightingyou were slighting
he/she/it was slightingthey were slighting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had slightedwe had slighted
you had slightedyou had slighted
he/she/it had slightedthey had slighted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been slightingwe had been slighting
you had been slightingyou had been slighting
he/she/it had been slightingthey had been slighting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will slightwe shall/will slight
you will slightyou will slight
he/she/it will slightthey will slight
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be slightingwe shall/will be slighting
you will be slightingyou will be slighting
he/she/it will be slightingthey will be slighting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have slightedwe shall/will have slighted
you will have slightedyou will have slighted
he/she/it will have slightedthey will have slighted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been slightingwe shall/will have been slighting
you will have been slightingyou will have been slighting
he/she/it will have been slightingthey will have been slighting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would slightwe should/would slight
you would slightyou would slight
he/she/it would slightthey would slight
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be slightingwe should/would be slighting
you would be slightingyou would be slighting
he/she/it would be slightingthey would be slighting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have slightedwe should/would have slighted
you would have slightedyou would have slighted
he/she/it would have slightedthey would have slighted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been slightingwe should/would have been slighting
you would have been slightingyou would have been slighting
he/she/it would have been slightingthey would have been slighting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am slightedwe are slighted
you are slightedyou are slighted
he/she/it is slightedthey are slighted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being slightedwe are being slighted
you are being slightedyou are being slighted
he/she/it is being slightedthey are being slighted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been slightedwe have been slighted
you have been slightedyou have been slighted
he/she/it has been slightedthey have been slighted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was slightedwe were slighted
you were slightedyou were slighted
he/she/it was slightedthey were slighted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being slightedwe were being slighted
you were being slightedyou were being slighted
he/she/it was being slightedthey were being slighted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been slightedwe had been slighted
you had been slightedyou had been slighted
he/she/it had been slightedthey had been slighted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be slightedwe shall/will be slighted
you will be slightedyou will be slighted
he/she/it will be slightedthey will be slighted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been slightedwe shall/will have been slighted
you will have been slightedyou will have been slighted
he/she/it will have been slightedthey will have been slighted