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  Definition of slow
  1. lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
  2. become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
  3. cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
  4. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
  5. 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 mak
  6. 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"
  7. at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
  8. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"
  9. 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";
  10. 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"
  11. of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"
Similar Words: decelerate, slow down, slow up, retard, slack, slacken, dull, sluggish, dense, dim, dumb, obtuse, boring, deadening, ho-hum, irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, slowly, easy, tardily, behind

 

See Also: delayed, gradual, unhurried

 

Hyponyms: slow down, slow up, delay, detain, hold up, bog down, bog, clog, constipate

 

Attributes: speed, swiftness, fastness

 

Derivational Morphology: deceleration, slowing, retardation, slowdown, lag, slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: traag  
Esperanto: malrapida   Finnish: hidas  
French: lent   German: langsam  
Greek: αργός   Hebrew: לאט  
Hungarian: lassú   Indonesian: lambat  
Italian: lento   Japanese: 遅い  
Korean: 느린   Polish: wolny  
Portuguese: lento   Romanian: încet  
Russian: медленный   Slovak: pomalý  
Spanish: lento   Swedish: långsam  
Telugu: నిదానము   Turkish: yavaş  
Welsh: araf  
 
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