The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Slight \Slight\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Slighted; p. pr. & vb. n.
To disregard, as of little value and unworthy of notice; to
make light of; as, to slight the divine commands. --Milton.
The wretch who slights the bounty of the skies.
To slight off, to treat slightingly; to drive off; to
remove. [R.] -- To slight over, to run over in haste; to
perform superficially; to treat carelessly; as, to slight
over a theme. "They will but slight it over." --Bacon.
Syn: To neglect; disregard; disdain; scorn.
Usage: Slight, Neglect. To slight is stronger than to
neglect. We may neglect a duty or person from
inconsiderateness, or from being over-occupied in
other concerns. To slight is always a positive and
intentional act, resulting from feelings of dislike or
contempt. We ought to put a kind construction on what
appears neglect on the part of a friend; but when he
slights us, it is obvious that he is our friend no
Beware . . . lest the like befall . . .
If they transgress and slight that sole command.
This my long-sufferance, and my day of grace,
Those who neglect and scorn shall never taste.