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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
slow (adjective)
1.
a) mentally dull - stupid a slow student
b) naturally inert or sluggish
2.
a) lacking in readiness, promptness, or willingness
b) not hasty or precipitate - was slow to anger
3.
a) moving, flowing, or proceeding without speed or at less than usual speed - traffic was slow
b) exhibiting or marked by low speed - he moved with slow deliberation
c) not acute - a slow disease
d) - low gentle slow fire
4.
requiring a long time - gradual a slow recovery
5.
having qualities that hinder rapid progress or action - a slow track
6.
a) registering behind or below what is correct - the clock is slow
b) less than the time indicated by another method of reckoning
c) that is behind the time at a specified time or place
7.
a) lacking in life, animation, or gaiety - boring the first chapter is a bit slow
b) marked by reduced activity - business was slow a slow news week
slow (adverb)
- slowly
slow (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to make slow or slacken the speed of - slower slow a car often used with down or up to go or become slower - production of new cars slowed sharply delay
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
slow (adjective)
1.
moving or proceeding at less than the normal, desirable, or required speed
SYNONIMS:
crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, languid, leisurely, poking, poky ( pokey), sluggish, snaillike, snail-paced, tardy, unhurried
RELATED WORDS:
deliberate, measured; inactive, inert, lethargic, loafing, lounging; lingering, loitering, tarrying; ambling, heavy-footed, inching, plodding, shuffling, slow-footed; strolling; decelerating, slowing; filibustering, procrastinating, stalling
NEAR ANTONYMS:
expeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, quickened; hurried, rushed
barreling, bolting, breakneck, breathless, brisk, careering, dizzy, fast, fleet, flying, hasty, hurrying, lightning, meteoric, quick, racing, rapid, rocketing, running, rushing, scooting, scudding, scurrying, snappy, speeding, speedy, swift, warp-speed, whirling, whirlwind, whisking, zipping
slow (adjective)
2.
not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily
SYNONIMS:
airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey ( dopy), dorky, dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless, half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain ( lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, witless
RELATED WORDS:
cretinous, feebleminded, simpleminded; boobish, foolish, idiotic ( idiotical), imbecile ( imbecilic), moronic; ignorant, illiterate, lowbrow, uneducated, uninformed, unintellectual, untaught, unthinking; absurd, asinine, balmy, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, insane, kooky ( kookie), loony ( looney), lunatic, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, silly, tomfool, unwise, wacky ( whacky), zany; fallacious, illogical, invalid, irrational, unreasonable
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ingenious, resourceful; acute, astute, discerning, insightful, keen, knowing, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, sagacious, sage, sapient, savvy, wise; cerebral, erudite, highbrow, intellectual, knowledgeable, learned, literate, scholarly, thinking, well-read; educated, informed, schooled, skilled, trained; crafty, cunning, foxy, shrewd, wily; judicious, prudent, sane, sensible, sound; logical, rational, reasonable, valid
apt, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, fast, hyperintelligent, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmart
slow (adjective)
3.
lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation
SYNONIMS:
comatose, sleepy, slow
RELATED WORDS:
lethargic, sluggish, torpid; dormant, fallow, free, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent, off, vacant
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abounding, overflowing, swarming, teeming, thronging
alive, animated, astir, bustling, busy, buzzing, flourishing, humming, lively, thriving, vibrant
slow (adjective)
4.
causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
SYNONIMS:
arid, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying
RELATED WORDS:
aseptic, barren, blah, dullish, pleasureless, prosaic, prosy, soggy, spiritless; blank, earthbound, gray ( grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspenseless, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular; annoying, bothersome, irksome, irritating; longsome; palling; draining, enervating, exhausting, fatiguing, wearing; debilitating, enfeebling; demoralizing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting; common, commonplace, ordinary, tepid, unexceptional, unsurprising, vapid; cumbersome, lumbering, plodding, poky ( pokey)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, eye-opening, fabulous, marvelous ( marvellous), sensational, spectacular, surprising, wonderful, wondrous; animating, breathtaking, electrifying, energizing, enlivening, exciting, exhilarating, galvanizing, hair-raising, inspiring, invigorating, rip-roaring, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling; amusing, diverting, entertaining; moving, poignant, touching; alluring, attracting, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, captivating, charming, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating; mesmerizing, spellbinding; suspenseful; arresting, provocative, tantalizing
absorbing, engaging, engrossing, gripping, interesting, intriguing, involving, riveting
slow (adverb)
at a pace that is less than usual, desirable, or expected
SYNONIMS:
laggardly, leisurely, pokily, slowly, sluggishly, tardily
RELATED WORDS:
carefully, cautiously, deliberately, purposefully; heavily, ploddingly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
immediately, posthaste, presto, promptly, pronto, readily, soon; impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; abruptly, suddenly
apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full tilt, hastily, meteorically, quick, quickly, rapidly, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly
slow (verb)
to cause to move or proceed at a less rapid pace
SYNONIMS:
brake, decelerate, retard, slacken
RELATED WORDS:
halt, stop; encumber, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, obstruct, set back, tie up; bottleneck; arrest, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; baffle, foil, frustrate, sabotage, thwart
NEAR ANTONYMS:
drive, encourage, goad, propel, push, spur, stir, urge; advance, aid, dispatch, ease, expedite, facilitate, forward, further, help
accelerate, hasten, hurry, quicken, rush, speed (up), step up
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