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slow

 
Adjective slow has 6 senses
  1. slow - 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"
    Antonyms:
    fast, accelerated, accelerating, alacritous, blistering, red-hot, double-quick, express, fleet, swift, hastening, high-velocity, high-speed, hot, hurrying, scurrying, immediate, prompt, straightaway, instantaneous, instant, meteoric, quick, speeding, fast-breaking, fast-paced, rapid, speedy, winged
  2. slow - at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"
    Antonyms:
    fast, allegro, allegretto, andantino, presto, prestissimo, vivace
  3. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow - 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"
    Antonym: smart (indirect, via stupid)
  4. slow - (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"
    Antonym:
    fast
  5. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome - 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"
    Antonym: interesting (indirect, via uninteresting)
  6. dull, slow, sluggish - (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
    Antonym: active (indirect, via inactive)
Adverbial slow has 2 senses
  1. slowly, slow, easy, tardily - 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"
  2. behind, slow - of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"
Verb slow has 3 senses
  1. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard - lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
    --1 is one way to decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
    Derived form: noun slowing1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken - become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
    --2 is one way to weaken
    Derived form: noun slowing1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. slow, slow down, slow up - cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
    --3 is one way to decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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