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Definition 1: lose velocity; move more slowly - [verb of change]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car decelerated

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

(slow is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

(... is a kind of slow ) cause to proceed more slowly

"The illness slowed him down"

(... is a kind of slow ) cause to be slowed down or delayed

"Traffic was delayed by the bad weather" "she delayed the work that she didn't want to perform"

Definition 2: become slow or slower - [verb of change]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Production slowed

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

(slow is a kind of ...) become weaker

"The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days"

Definition 3: cause to proceed more slowly - [verb of change]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The illness slowed him down

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

(slow is a kind of ...) lose velocity; move more slowly

"The car decelerated"

(... is a kind of slow ) cause to slow down or get stuck

"The vote would bog down the house"

(... is a kind of slow ) impede with a clog or as if with a clog

"The market is being clogged by these operations" "My mind is constipated today"

Definition 4: not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a slow walker
  • the slow lane of traffic
  • her steps were slow
  • he was slow in reacting to the news
  • slow but steady growth

(slow is similar to ...) (used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records

(slow is similar to ...) used of traffic

"bumper-to-bumper traffic"

(slow is similar to ...) wasting time

(slow is similar to ...) (used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels

(slow is similar to ...) moving slowly and gently

"up a lazy river" "lazy white clouds" "at a lazy pace"

(slow is similar to ...) moving slowly

"slow-moving cars"

(slow is similar to ...) moving slowly

"a sluggish stream"

(means also ...) proceeding in small stages

"a gradual increase in prices"

(means also ...) relaxed and leisurely; without hurry or haste

"people strolling about in an unhurried way" "an unhurried walk" "spoke in a calm and unhurried voice"

(... are attributes of slow) a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens

"the project advanced with gratifying speed"

Definition 5: at a slow tempo - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the band played a slow waltz

(slow is similar to ...) (of tempo) leisurely

(slow is similar to ...) (of tempo) moderately slow

(slow is similar to ...) (of tempo) slow

(slow is similar to ...) (of tempo) very slow

(slow is similar to ...) very slow in tempo and broad in manner

(slow is similar to ...) (of tempo) less slow and broad than largo

(slow is similar to ...) (of tempo) as slow and broad as possible

(slow is similar to ...) (of tempo) moderate

(slow belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 6: (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the clock is slow

Definition 7: without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he spoke slowly
  • go easy here--the road is slippery
  • glaciers move tardily
  • please go slow so I can see the sights

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

(slow is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 8: of timepieces - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the clock is almost an hour slow
  • my watch is running behind

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: (of business) not active or brisk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • business is dull (or slow)
  • a sluggish market

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

(slow is similar to ...) lacking activity; lying idle or unused

"an inactive mine" "inactive accounts" "inactive machinery"

(slow belongs to category ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

Definition 10: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
  • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
  • worked with the slow students

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

(slow is similar to ...) lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

Definition 11: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • tedious days on the train
  • the tiresome chirping of a cricket
  • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

Synonyms for slow in the sense of this definition

(slow is similar to ...) arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement

"a very uninteresting account of her trip"

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