Definition of Slightingly

1. Adverb. In a disparaging manner. "These mythological figures are described disparagingly as belonging `only to a story'"

Exact synonyms: Disparagingly
Partainyms: Disparaging, Slighting



Definition of Slightingly

1. adv. In a slighting manner.

Definition of Slightingly

1. Adverb. (archaic) in a slighting manner, belittlingly ¹

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Definition of Slightingly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slightingly

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

Literary usage of Slightingly

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"To discourage the proposal ; to speak of it slightingly. Water. '/'.'< coldest water known. .... slightingly ..."

2. Lectures on Art, and Poems by Washington Allston (1850)
"TO A LADY, WHO SPOKE slightingly OF POETS. O, CENSURE not the Poet's art, Nor think it chills the feeling heart To love the gentle Muses. ..."

3. Lectures on Art, and Poems by Washington Allston (1850)
"TO A LADY, WHO SPOKE slightingly OF POETS. O, CENSURE not the Poet's art, Nor think it chills the feeling heart To love the gentle Muses. ..."

4. The Sylphs of the Seasons: With Other Poems by Washington Allston (1813)
"... Who spoke slightingly of Poets. OH, censure not the Poet's art, Nor think it chilis the feeling heart To love the gentle Muses. ..."

5. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the by Richard Hakluyt (1905)
"... speaks somewhat slightingly of Drake's great voyage, and offers no excuse for omitting the raids on the ..."

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