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slow

slow

 
 
pronunciation:
slo
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: slower, slowest
definition 1: not moving or not able to move quickly.
The slow swimmers did not get chosen for the team.
 
synonyms:
slack, sluggish
antonyms:
fast, hurried, quick, rapid, smart, swift
similar words:
crawling, creeping, lazy, plodding
definition 2: taking a long time.
The patient is making slow progress.
synonyms:
long, prolonged
antonyms:
fast, hasty, hurried, quick, rapid, swift
similar words:
lingering, slack
definition 3: not smart; not quick to learn or understand.
He is great in English but slow in science.
synonyms:
dull, stupid
antonyms:
agile, apt, bright, quick, sharp
similar words:
dim, dumb
definition 4: not quick to react.
Cheryl is slow to become angry.
antonyms:
prompt, quick
similar words:
hesitant, reluctant
definition 5: not having much business; not busy.
It was a slow day at the shop.
synonyms:
quiet, slack, sluggish
antonyms:
brisk, busy, hectic
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: in a slow manner.
Go slow and be careful.
antonyms:
fast
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: slowed, slowing, slows
definition 1: to make slow (often followed by "down" or "up").
The engineer slowed down the train.
synonyms:
arrest
antonyms:
accelerate, speed
similar words:
brake, stunt
definition 2: to become slow or slower.
His bicycle slowed as he went up the hill.
antonyms:
hurry
similar words:
falter
derivations: slowly (adv.), slowness (n.)
Word Builder: slow +
  • slowly:
    in a slow way; not fast.
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