slightingly


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slight·ing

 (slī′tĭng)
adj.
Conveying or constituting a slight; belittling: a slighting look.

slight′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.slightingly - in a disparaging manner; "these mythological figures are described disparagingly as belonging `only to a story'"
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Translations
بازْدِراء، باسْتِخْفاف، باسْتِهانَه
pohrdavě
meî lítilsvirîingu
hor görerekküçümseyerek

slightingly

[ˈslaɪtɪŋlɪ] ADVcon desprecio
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

slightingly

adv speakabschätzig, abfällig; treatgeringschätzig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

slightingly

[ˈslaɪtɪŋlɪ] advoffensivamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

slight

(slait) adjective
1. small; not great; not serious or severe. a slight breeze; We have a slight problem.
2. (of a person) slim and delicate-looking. It seemed too heavy a load for such a slight woman.
ˈslightest adjective
(often in negative sentences, questions etc) least possible; any at all. I haven't the slightest idea where he is; The slightest difficulty seems to upset her.
ˈslighting adjective
insulting; disrespectful. He made rather a slighting remark about her parents.
ˈslightingly adverb
ˈslightly adverb
1. to a small extent. I'm still slightly worried about it.
2. slenderly. slightly built.
in the slightest
(in negative sentences, questions etc) at all. You haven't upset me in the slightest; That doesn't worry me in the slightest.
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References in classic literature ?
He had spoken slightingly of women's education in general, and had said that Hannah, Anna's English protegee, had not the slightest need to know anything of physics.
She said them slightingly, but not with displeasure.
If I wished to think slightingly of anybody's children, it should not be of my own, however."
The disgrace of his first marriage might, perhaps, as there was no reason to suppose it perpetuated by offspring, have been got over, had he not done worse; but he had, as by the accustomary intervention of kind friends, they had been informed, spoken most disrespectfully of them all, most slightingly and contemptuously of the very blood he belonged to, and the honours which were hereafter to be his own.
Now, if I were to hear anybody speak slightingly of you, I should fire up in a moment: but that is not at all likely, for you are just the kind of girl to be a great favourite with the men."
It lay there just as the giants of that old forgotten time had left it when they were called hence--just as they had left it, to remain for thousands of years, an eloquent rebuke unto such as are prone to think slightingly of the men who lived before them.
She found herself thinking of the bygone days of her humiliation almost as harshly as Henry Westwick had thought of them-- she who had rebuked him the last time he had spoken slightingly of his brother in her presence!
Such vicissitudes had Tess passed through since that time that for a moment she could not remember where she had met him; and then it flashed upon her that he was the pedestrian who had joined in the club-dance at Marlott--the passing stranger who had come she knew not whence, had danced with others but not with her, and slightingly left her, and gone on his way with his friends.
They could exchange their views concerning the Duke of Wellington, whose conduct in the Catholic Question had thrown such an entirely new light on his character; and speak slightingly of his conduct at the battle of Waterloo, which he would never have won if there hadn't been a great many Englishmen at his back, not to speak of Blucher and the Prussians, who, as Mr.
Stay--the words are written, and may go, but if they convey any notion that Kit, in the plentiful board and comfortable lodging of his new abode, began to think slightingly of the poor fare and furniture of his old dwelling, they do their office badly and commit injustice.
To treat her with unkindness, to speak of her slightingly is no atonement to Marianne--nor can I suppose it a relief to your own conscience."
'His house is twenty times larger than mine; he possesses great knowledge, but he cannot bear the sun and the beautiful flowers, and speaks slightingly of them, for he has never seen them.'