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slack1

slack1

 
 
pronunciation:
slaek
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not tight or taut.
a slack jawa slack sail
synonyms:
droopy, lax
antonyms:
taut, tense, tight
similar words:
baggy, floppy, loose, pendulous
definition 2: negligent, lazy, or indifferent.
slack law enforcement
synonyms:
careless, idle, indolent, lax, lazy, negligent, remiss, slothful, sluggish
antonyms:
diligent
similar words:
delinquent, fainéant, forgetful, loose, otiose
definition 3: not strong or firm.
slack discipline
synonyms:
weak
antonyms:
firm
similar words:
flabby, flaccid, limp, relaxed, soft
definition 4: slow or sluggish.
a slack currenta slack response
synonyms:
dilatory, dormant, lazy, lethargic, slow, sluggish
antonyms:
brisk, fast
similar words:
apathetic, laggard, listless, slothful, sluggard, tardy
definition 5: dull or inactive.
a slack time of day
synonyms:
dormant, dull, inactive, inert, quiescent
antonyms:
busy
similar words:
easy, lazy, quiet
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part of speech: adverb
definition: in a slack posture or manner; slackly.
The washing hung slack on the line.
synonyms:
limp, weakly
similar words:
free, loose, loosely, soft
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thing or part that hangs loosely.
the slack of the rope
synonyms:
droop
definition 2: a slack condition or period of time; lull.
synonyms:
letup, lull
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: slacked, slacking, slacks
definition 1: to lessen the tension or pressure of; loosen (often fol. by off or out).
synonyms:
ease, loosen, relax, relieve, slacken
antonyms:
tighten
definition 2: to be remiss about or neglect; shirk.
synonyms:
evade, neglect, shirk
similar words:
procrastinate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be slack; slacken.
synonyms:
abate, decrease, diminish, dwindle, slacken, slow, subside
antonyms:
tighten
similar words:
de-escalate, relax, taper, wind down
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derivations: slackly (adv.), slackness (n.)