Definition of Slightness

1. Noun. The quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous.

Exact synonyms: Pettiness, Puniness, Triviality
Generic synonyms: Unimportance
Specialized synonyms: Joke
Derivative terms: Petty, Puny, Slight, Trivial



2. Noun. Smallness of stature.
Exact synonyms: Delicacy
Generic synonyms: Littleness, Smallness
Derivative terms: Slight

3. Noun. The property of an attractively thin person.
Exact synonyms: Slenderness, Slimness
Generic synonyms: Leanness, Spareness, Thinness
Derivative terms: Slender, Slender, Slight, Slim

Definition of Slightness

1. n. The quality or state of being slight; slenderness; feebleness; superficiality; also, formerly, negligence; indifference; disregard.

Definition of Slightness

1. Noun. The property of being slight, smallness, petiteness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slightness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slightness

slieves
sligh
slight
slight care
slight of hand
slighted
slighter
slighters
slightest
slighteth
slightful
slighting
slightingly
slightish
slightly
slightness (current term)
slightnesses
slights
slighty
slike
slily
slim
slim-waisted
slim chance
slim client
slim clients
slim down
slim pickings
slime
slime bacteria

Literary usage of Slightness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1899)
"Without forgetting the vicissitudes through which the relics passed, or the slightness of the reward to the visitor of to-day ..."

2. Ellen Middleton: A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton (1846)
"... the slightness of her figure and the delicate beauty of her features gave her the appearance of youth, her face bore a •wild and haggard expression that ..."

3. Islam and the Oriental Churches: Their Historical Relations : Students by William Ambrose Shedd (1904)
"slightness of Muslim influence on Christianity, and limits of Christian influence on Islam. Can Islam meet modern conditions ? ..."

4. First Book in Geology by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1898)
"... we must regard them as very trifling accidents, and rather wonder at the slightness of their effects than regard them as unnecessary convulsions. ..."

5. Good Thoughts in Bad Times, Good Thoughts in Worse Times, Mixt by Thomas Fuller (1841)
"Answers to the Objections of a wounded Conscience drawn from the slightness of his Repentance. TIMOTHEUS. I BELIEVE my sins are pardonable in themselves, ..."

6. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"Contrast between the Upheaval of Ferrite on Polished Surfaces and the slightness of the Preference of Rupture for Ferrite.—This contrast is illustrated by ..."

7. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"Contrast between the Upheaval of Ferrite on Polished Surfaces and the slightness of the Preference of Rupture for Ferrite.—This contrast is illustrated by ..."

8. The Queen of Naples and Lord Nelson: An Historical Biography Based on Mss by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1889)
"... whilom Solicitor of Craven Street, Strand —slightness of his Friendship with Lord Nelson—Fanciful Statements made by Mr. Haslewood in his old Age—His ..."

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