Etymology
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slightly (adv.)

1520s, "slenderly;" 1590s, "in a small degree," from slight (adj.) + -ly (2).

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Definitions of slightly

slightly (adv.)
to a small degree or extent;
the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
Synonyms: somewhat / more or less
slightly (adv.)
in a slim or slender manner;
slightly built
Synonyms: slenderly / slimly
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