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  1. adj

    1. slim fraco; franzino

    2. frail delicado

    3. error, pain, increase pequeno

    4. trivial insignificante

  2. n

    desfeita; desconsideração f

  3. vt

    offend desdenhar; menosprezar

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Word forms


Common caseslightslights
Possessive caseslight'sslights'


Basic forms
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