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slight / ligero
 
slight   [slaɪt]
A. -adjective
slighter   comparative
slightest   superlative
1. (=small, minor)
1.1. [difference, change, increase, improvement]   ligero,   pequeño   [injury, problem, exaggeration]   pequeño   [accent, movement]   ligero   [breeze]   suave   [smile, pain]   leve
·after a slight hesitation, he agreed
·despuénoun de vacilar ligeramente, accedió
·the chances of him winning are very slight
·tiene muy pocas posibilidades de ganar
a. the wall is at a slight [angle] =   la pared está ligeramente inclinada
b. to have a slight [cold] =   tener un pequeño resfriado,   estar un poco resfriado
c. to walk with a slight [limp] =   cojear ligeramente
d. to have a slight [temperature] =   tener un poco de fiebre
second  
1.2. the slightest: it doesn't make the slightest [bit] of difference =   no importa en lo masculineánoun masculineínimo
b. without the slightest [hesitation] =   sin dudarlo ni un momento
c. I haven't the slightest [idea] =   no tengo ni la masculineánoun remota idea
d. not [in] the slightest =   en absoluto
e. nobody showed the slightest [interest] =   nadie mostró el menor interénoun
f. he takes offence at the slightest [thing] =   se ofende por la menor cosa or por cualquier nimiedad
2. (=slim)   [figure, person]   delgado,   menudo
a. to be of slight [build] =   ser de constituciónoun delgada or menuda
3. formal usage
(=insignificant)   [book, piece of music]   de poca envergadura
a. a book of very slight [scholarship] =   un libro de poca erudiciónoun
B. -noun   formal usage   desaire (m)
·this is a slight on all of us
·es un desaire para todos nosotros
C. -transitive verb
formal usage
[+person]   desairar a,   hacer un desaire a
[+work, efforts]   menospreciar,   despreciar
·he felt that he had been slighted
·sintió que le habían desairado,   sintió que le habían hecho un desaire
 
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