Dictionary Results for slow


1. slow - verb

· lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"

Synonym(s): decelerate, slow_down, slow_up, retard

Hypernym(s): decrease, diminish, lessen, fall




2. slow - verb

· become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

Synonym(s): slow_down, slow_up, slack, slacken

Hypernym(s): weaken




3. slow - verb

· cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"

Synonym(s): slow_down, slow_up

Hypernym(s): decelerate, slow, slow_down, slow_up, retard




4. slow - adjective

· not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"

Antonym(s): fast




5. slow - adjective

· at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"

Antonym(s): fast




6. slow - adjective

· slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"

Synonym(s): dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse




7. slow - adjective

· (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"

Antonym(s): fast




8. slow - adjective

· so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

Synonym(s): boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome




9. slow - adjective

· (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

Synonym(s): dull, sluggish




10. slow - adverb

· without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"

Synonym(s): slowly, easy, tardily

Antonym(s): quickly




11. slow - adverb

· of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

Synonym(s): behind





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