Translation of slight in Spanish:

slight

ligero, adj.

Pronunciation /slʌɪt//slaɪt/

adjective

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    • 1.1

      (accent/improvement/smell) ligero
      (accent/improvement/smell) leve
      she has a slight temperature tiene un poco de fiebre
      • there has been a slight change of plan ha habido un pequeño cambio de planes
      • she walks with a slight limp cojea ligeramente
      • there was a slight tremor in her voice le temblaba levemente la voz
      • without the slightest hesitation sin dudarlo un instante
      • he gets upset at the slightest thing se molesta por la menor tontería / por cualquier nimiedad
      • I haven't the slightest idea no tengo (ni) la menor / (ni) la más remota idea
      • My hands were getting clammy and I was feeling a slight degree of nervousness.
      • They improve performance to a slight degree, but not by any factor that a typical user would notice, he says.
      • Now that mightn't be just be in number of cases, it might just be in slight increases in margin return over time.
      • All human eyes have a slight degree of farsightedness at birth.
      • Colors often look muted and washed out with there also being a slight degree of edge enhancement rearing its ugly head.
      • Thomas is also exhibiting more obvious signs of agoraphobia, although of a slight degree.
      • In virtually every case, however, the degree of degradation was slight enough to be inconsequential.
      • This results in fluid retention of a slight degree when you are able to drink adequately and replete your exercise fluid losses.
      • Customers do get us mixed-up however, which can cause a slight degree of chaos with orders!
      • We couldn't have asked for a better day, around 19 degrees Celsius, a slight breeze and hardly a cloud in the sky.
      • There were 21 injuries as a result of accidental fires a slight increase from last year but half of those reported were from just two incidents.
      • A slight degree of petulance had crept into his voice.
      • The air temperature is 26 degrees and there is slight westerly breeze blowing.
      • There may be in fact none, of course, but notions of that kind perhaps still inform the provision to a slight degree.
      • However, even the moderate winds during my drive caused the roadster to react with a slight degree of cowl shake.
      • Five of six genes, regardless of X or autosomal location, are increased in expression to a slight degree in mutant females.
      • Having said that, the latter does play its part, but only to a slight degree.
      • Aerodynamic limitations have been avoided to a slight degree at almost prohibitive cost and with consequent contamination.
      • Once you're out on the streets you do have a slight degree of autonomy.
      • Hence, the difference could only be explained by the use of a different negative, copied from the original with a slight degree of enlargement.

    • 1.2(minimal)

      escaso
      hopes of finding her alive are slight las esperanzas de encontrarla con vida son escasas / remotas
      • their chances are slight tienen muy pocas posibilidades

    • 1.3(flimsy, inadequate)

      (foundation/grounds) poco firme
      his second novel is a rather slight work su segunda novela es de poca monta / es una obra menor
      • He continues to direct good films, even if all of them are rather slight.
      • He is too light, too slight, too trivial, a figure with insufficient gravity.
      • Objectively, the plot is slight, but wrapped up in the details there lurks an epic tale.
      • His best work was way behind him by this time, and even now it's rather slight, but I have a soft spot for some of it
      • Despite this, cumulatively the threads both between tracks and between the constituent parts of each track appear rather too slight to maintain this listener's engagement.
      • While intelligent and elegant, they have seemed rather slight and concerned with relatively marginal problems.
      • It is all rather slight, but the visual beauty and thrilling action make this a stunning work of animation.
      • Ultimately, it all sounds rather petty and slight.
      • This tale is rather slight, but the visual beauty and thrilling action make this a stunning work of animation.
      • Taylor understands the idiom quite perfectly and he manages to bring a grandeur and nobility to the admittedly slight work.
      • Her books are deceptively slight, superficially easy, and so easily misunderstood.
      • This is a rather slight movie if I ever saw one, but that doesn't mean it's not an enjoyable one.
      • You can still interact with people, but those interactions are slight and superficial (in the on-the-surface sense) and ephemeral.
      • The earliest concertos composed for square piano are slight works, diverting but lightweight.
      • I mean, this isn't Shakespeare, it's slight and rather broad comedy.
      • Abelard also wrote a slight work of practical advice for his son.
      • It's a slight work, but gives an insight into Puccini's early creativity.
      • Much of his concert work is slight, mainly because that's all the time he felt he could give.
      • Komorebi is a slight work made up of sketches and vignettes, whose very slightness is one of its most attractive qualities.
      • A woman writer who evokes an intensely personal landscape still finds she is dismissed as slight, precious, trivial.

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    (slim)
    delgado
    menudo
    of slight build de complexión delgada / menuda
    • Fowler, whose brilliance defies her slight figure, plugged through to strike partner Helen Wix, who earned a short corner off the foot of Bethan Walsh.
    • Mona always said that she was fat, when in reality, she was dainty with a slight build.
    • Some days, I am awfully grateful that I am of such a slight build…
    • She was small, and thin, with a slight build, and dark, shoulder-length hair; I couldn't tell if it was black or dark brown.
    • He was of a slight build, about 5ft 10 in tall and between 30 and 35 years old.
    • The man is white, of slight build and around 5ft 7in.
    • He assessed the slight build, her figure more apparent in the loose but lighter clothing.
    • She is being lifted bodily by a policeman, easily, for she is slight and frail.
    • She was a rather slight, elderly woman with a nose that resembled the large beak of a macaw.
    • A large ill - fitting black jacket dwarfed his slight figure and his head bowed as he listened to the proceedings through the earphones he required because of a hearing impairment.
    • Live, Benson cut a slight figure, which contrasted with the muscular edge given to his exemplary material - highlighting the riffs and choruses to good effect.
    • She is still slight in build, her child's presence not ostensible.
    • Khad's slight build and almost feminine looks gave him a delicate look.
    • Except for the fact that his hair was a solid black, the thin, slight boy of about fifteen or sixteen bore an uncanny resemblance to Kunihiko.
    • He was a slight man wearing owl glasses, with thin brown hair that left a bald spot on the back of his head.
    • He's not very skinny, but he's got a very slight build.
    • He was short, perhaps even a little smaller than she, and, despite his enveloping cloak, she suspected that he was slight in build as well.
    • The family said Ms Hindson was about 160-170 cm tall and had a very slight build.
    • She stared over at Tyler who was struggling with a slight man with a thin moustache and a scar over one eye.
    • When I started playing I was 80 kg and now I'm up to 94 kg so although I look slight people don't always give me the credit I deserve.

transitive verb

formal

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    (offend, ignore)
    desairar
    hacerle un desaire a
    hacerle un desprecio a
    he felt slighted sintió que le habían hecho un desaire
    • It shows how support for old clients can be profitable and provides advice on how to support them without slighting new clients.
    • Joey's management company, afraid that the film was slighting their dead client for Johnny, demanded that the film-makers find more interview footage of Joey before okaying the final cut.
    • A master of the tea ceremony in old Japan once accidentally slighted a soldier.
    • It seems Mr Wyatt thought the injured person slighted him in some way but this offence is totally out of character.
    • So if you take a swipe at Vermont-please do not slight the troops.
    • Needless to say, the two slighted women had been less than thrilled concerning their banishment and protested their exclusion on a daily basis.
    • He did not spend time slighting the enemy, but commenced to work on the minds and hearts of the British people.
    • When he slights Judy in front of his friends, Dennis is obviously furious, yet we see what kind of a parent he is when he invites her to make her own decision as to whether or not to forgive him.
    • And then I thought, well, I was slighted, in quite a significant way.
    • He can finally seek revenge upon the kids from school who have slighted him in any way.
    • Am I expiating the crime of slighting my father so much?
    • They can be excessive in their devotions to Carlyle and Henry James and their denunciations can at times be annoying in slighting great writers such as Thackeray and Jane Austen.
    • There were plenty who would wish to slight John Brown and Queen Victoria.
    • Do you feel slighted by the early announcement?
    • One is not slighting her in saying that she comes close to, but does not equal, the unsurpassable Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.
    • Not to slight him in any way, but that's a lot of people to know.
    • If any opponent slights his team, you can bet Belichick will find out and let it simmer on his players' minds.
    • They continue to invite his ex-wife over, while slighting my mother.
    • To return to the country that slighted him as a fully fledged film star would have been sweet revenge, but he could have blown it.
    • My mother was convinced they were slighting us because you were mad at me!
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    (belittle)
    (contribution/work) hablar con desdén de

noun

formal

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    desaire masculine
    desprecio masculine
    a slight on sb un desprecio para con/hacia algn
    • a slight on sth un desprecio a algo