Webster 1913 Edition
The quality or state of being slight; slenderness; feebleness; superficiality; also, formerly, negligence; indifference; disregard.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Weakness; want of force or strength; superficialness; as the slightness of a wound or an impression.
2.Negligence; want of attention; want of vehemence. How does it reproach the slightness of out sleepy heartless addresses!