Compliment and Slight


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Compliment noun – An admiring personal remark.
Usage example: a woman who does not know how to accept a compliment graciously

Slight is an antonym for compliment.
Nearby Words: complement, complimented, complimentary, complied, complimenting
Antonyms for Compliment


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Slight noun – An act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings.
Usage example: refused to respond to their petty slights

Compliment is an antonym for slight in topics: insult, snub, warm, complete, offend.
Nearby Words: slightly, slighted, slighting, slightingly
Antonyms for Slight
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How words are described

real real compliment real slight
great great compliment great slight
huge huge compliment huge slight
mere mere compliment mere slight
Other adjectives: smallest.

Both words in one sentence

  • Mistaken for Gay A slight subversion occurs when a character is suspected of being gay and takes this as a compliment, since that person deeply sympathizes with gay people.
  • In addition, the noun meaning the reverse of a compliment is spelled "slight", not "sleight".
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Antonyms for compliment
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