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Definition of "slighting" []

  • Conveying or constituting a slight; belittling: a slighting look. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slighting" in a sentence
  • "Laugh and be merry -- enjoy the sunshine of your youth; it is a sin to see a young thing sad; but never, never, as you value your womanhood, speak a slighting or irreverent word against God's great laws of righteousness, nor allow such a word to pass unreproved in your presence."
  • "Other than their abode and perchance their teaching, there is not extremely much slighting disbursement that can parallel in estimate to the support of a redesigned transport."
  • "I am ultimately responsible for my own actions and apologize for any slighting my comments may have caused the true valiant heroes who bore the country's burden during that horrible conflict."