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ออกเสียง Slight = ‘SLAHY’’
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree
= small in size, degree, or amount;
= act of disrespect:
He reacted with anger to the slight.
Not to be confused with:
sleight = skill; dexterity; stratagem; legerdemain:
sleight of hand
Farlex Trivia Dictionary.
- hair-trigger = Its underlying meaning is something that may be triggered with the pressure of something as slight as a hair.
- legerdemain = "Slight of hand, c
= onjuring tricks," from French, literally "light of hand."
- velleity = Describes a mild desire, wish, or urge
that is too slight to lead to action.
- annuated = Slightly aged
SYNONYM STUDY FOR SLIGHT
Slight, disregard, neglect, overlook
mean to pay no attention or too little attention
to someone or something.
To slight is to give only superficial attention to something important:
to slight one's work.
To disregard is to pay no attention to a person or thing:
to disregard the rules;
in some circumstances,
to disregard may be admirable:
to disregard a handicap.
To neglect is to shirk paying sufficient attention to a person or thing:
to neglect one's correspondence.
To overlook is to fail to see someone or something
(possibly because of carelessness):
to overlook a bill that is due.
. See insult.
Common Errors In English Usage Dictionary 703
Slight of hand
“Sleight” is an old word meaning“cleverness, skill,”
and the proper expression is “sleight of hand.”
It’s easy to understand why
it’s confused with “slight”
since the two words are pronouncedin exactly the same way.
Choose the Right Synonym for slight
mean not thick, broad, abundant, or dense.
THIN implies comparatively little extension between surfaces or in diameter, or it may imply lack of substance, richness, or abundance.
thin wire a thin soup
SLENDER implies leanness or spareness often with grace and good proportion.
the slender legs of a Sheraton chair
SLIM applies to slenderness that suggests fragility or scantiness.
a slim volume of poetry a slim chance
SLIGHT implies smallness as well as thinness. a slight build
TENUOUS implies extreme thinness, sheerness, or lack of substance and firmness. a tenuous thread
mean to pass over without giving due attention.
NEGLECT implies giving insufficient attention to something that merits one's attention. habitually neglected his studies
DISREGARD suggests voluntary inattention. disregarded the wishes of his family
IGNORE implies a failure to regard something obvious. ignored the snide remark
OVERLOOK suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care. in my rush I overlooked a key example
SLIGHT implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting. slighted several major authors in her survey
FORGET may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one's mind. forget what others say
Frequently Asked Questions About slight
Is it slight or sleight of hand?
Although slight is a homophone of sleight,
and feels like it makes sense in this idiom,
when referring to a cleverly executed trick.
Sleight means "deceitful craftiness" or "stratagem,"
and slight means "having a slim or delicate build"
(we often hear of a slim person as being "slight of build").
What is the difference between sleight and slight?
In modern use slight may be found
as a noun ("a humiliating discourtesy"),
a verb ("to treat as slight or unimportant"),
and an adjective ("small of its kind or in amount").
Sleight is mainly found as a noun, and can refer
either to a deceitful kind of craftiness, or to skill and dexterity.
"Is the correct phrase sleight chance or slight chance?"
"If you are referring to such things as your chances of winning the lottery the word you need is slight.
This adjectival sense of slight is "small of its kind or in amount."
‘Sleight’ or ‘Slight’ of Hand?
Watch closely and be amazed.
What to Know
A cleverly executed and dexterous trick isknown as a sleight of hand,
where the word sleight refers to "deceitful craftiness"
or "dexterity and skill."
This phrase is often confused with the sound alike slight
as the movements of the trickster or magicianare barely noticeable.
This however is incorrect.
Are you paying attention? Looking carefully? Good.
You'll want to keep doing that, because this is a web article
and not an act of close-up magic.
'Sleight' means “deceitful craftiness”
or “stratagem” as well as “dexterity or skill.”
The noun phrase sleight of hand
is defined as “a cleverly executed trick or deception”
or “a conjuring trick requiring manual dexterity,”
as well as skill or adroitness in doing these things.
Magician Tommy James recently brought the stories and characters of Dr. Seuss' beloved children's books to life on stage at Lowell Catholic Elementary School. Students in grades pre-kindergarten through 4 were delighted by his sleight of hand and creative tricks as he inspired the audience to love learning through reading. — The Lowell (Mass.) Sun, 23 Apr. 2018
We often associate the phrase with magicians
or three-card-monte dealers
—people adept at moving things with the fingerswithout detection.
A synonymous term is legerdemain,
from a French phrase meaning “light of hand.”
What Does "Sleight" Mean?
The sleight in sleight of hand is its own word,
one meaning “deceitful craftiness” or “stratagem”
as well as “dexterity or skill.”
It derives via Middle English from an Old Norseword, slœgr,
meaning “sly” (and from which sly is also derived).
A sleight, essentially, is an instance ofbeing sly in one's movements.
Sleight is pronounced to rhymewith height.
A homophone of sleight is slight,
which as an adjective can mean “having aslim or delicate build”
or “small of its kind or in amount”
(as in “a slight lead in the polls”).
Confusion with Slight
As a verb, slight can mean “to treat as slight or unimportant”
or “to treat with disdain or indifference,”
as in “she felt slighted by her co-worker when she wasn’t invited to the party.”
The noun slight can refer to an act of instance of slighting or insulting another.
Slight finds its origin in Middle English,
from a word meaning “smooth or slight,”
with a likely Old English ancestor
found in a term meaning “level with the ground.”
Once in a while you will see the phrase sleight of hand
rendered mistakenly as slight of hand.
This interpretation is understandable when you think of
the movements a magician makes as being barely noticeable
(just as slight means "barely noticeable" in “felt a slight tremor”).
But this spelling isn’t anywhere near common enough to become standard.
Now look in your front pocket. We have no idea what's there because, again, this is a website, but wouldn't it be cool if you suddenly had an ace of spades there? How did we do that?