Definition of slighting in English:


Pronunciation /ˈslīdiNG/ /ˈslaɪdɪŋ/

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  • Showing a lack of respect; insulting or disparaging.

    ‘slighting references to the errors of our political economists’
    • ‘Never let your tongue say a slighting word of a colleague.’
    • ‘The slighting bequest of his "second-best bed" was added later.’
    • ‘You have plenty of in-principle reasons to officially cool things off with him - that is, none is personally slighting or insulting.’
    • ‘The antipathy of the Yankee stars was allegedly touched off by a slighting remark Gehrig's mother made about the way Mrs Ruth dressed their daughter.’
    • ‘In a broadcast in October 1939 Daladier specifically declared that this was not a war against Fascism; the censors were instructed to bar any slighting references to Mussolini.’
    • ‘Of course, Durkheim did not directly transpose this rather slighting view of economic pursuits from the context of preliterate, tribal existence to that of more advanced societies.’
    • ‘Remember that this was a period of time when any remark that might be deemed slighting or offensive could lead to a duel.’
    • ‘Artfully, I must confess, I mentioned that The Herald of the same day had spoken warmly about some slighting remark concerning Holmes made in the House the previous night.’
    • ‘There has been mischief done by slighting criticism and by inconsiderate words.’
    • ‘I do not mean those analogies to be either pejorative or slighting; abused lovers and children deserve better.’
    • ‘They include a close, often bemused knowledge of one's fellow villagers, and linguistic expedients such as giving slighting nicknames, telling humorous anecdotes, and composing satirical ballads.’
    • ‘There are the slighting, sneering references to the "muscular Christianity" of Tony Blair, whom the original presents as " Bush's Iraq soulmate ".’
    • ‘After seeking to invalidate most of the charges, the Rabbis turned to the most important point, and acknowledged that the Talmud, contained slighting references to a certain Jesus.’
    • ‘The slighting references to "bad science," which appear in Saunders's article, only betray a rather undergraduate notion of what science is and how it is done.’
    • ‘This idiosyncrasy was well known to his friends, who, whenever things became a little dull, were accustomed to make slighting remarks on Akiyama's inefficiency as a "death-dealer."’
    • ‘Lesser-used sounds slighting!’