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Definitions of slow

  1. of timepieces; " the clock is almost an hour slow"; " my watch is running behind"
  2. 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"
  3. lose velocity; move more slowly; " The car decelerated"
  4. ( of business) not active or brisk; " business is dull ( or slow)"; " a sluggish market"
  5. without speed; " he spoke slowly"; " go easy here-- the road is slippery"; " glaciers move tardily"; (` slow' is sometimes used informally for ` slowly' as in" please go slow; I want to see the sights")
  6. become slow or slower; " Production slowed"
  7. cause to proceed more slowly; " The illness slowed him down"
  8. 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"
  9. ( music) at a slow tempo; " the band played a slow waltz"
  10. ( used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; " the clock is slow"
  11. at a slow tempo; " the band played a slow waltz"
  12. 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"
  13. imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.
  14. Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.
  15. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.
  16. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.
  17. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.
  18. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.
  19. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.
  20. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.
  21. Slowly.
  22. To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.
  23. A moth.
  24. To go slower; - often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.
  25. Not quick or rapid in motion; as, a slow step; not prompt; as, slow in arriving; occupying a long time; as, slow progress; not rash or hasty; as, slow to anger; dull or stupid; as, a slow pupil; not up to time; as, the clock is slow.
  26. To move with less speed; as, the train slowed down.
  27. To cause to move with less speed; to delay.
  28. Slowness.
  29. Not swift: late: behind in time: not hasty: not ready: not progressive.
  30. Not swift; not prompt; behind time.
  31. To slacken in speed.
  32. Not quick or swift; dull; sluggish.
  33. Behind the standard, as a timepiece.
  34. Not quick in motion; not ready; dull; inactive; tardy; not hasty; behind in time; not advancing rapidly.
  35. Not quick in motion; less speedy than usual, or than what might be expected; not ready or prompt, as in speech; dilatory; inactive; dull; behind in time, as a clock.
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Antonyms for slow

discerning, trained, light, sharp, dexterous, sensible, agile, breathtaking, rip-roaring, Hopping, alluring, blue, amazing, knowing, working, splitting, assiduous, sage, red hot, reasonable, breakneck, hurl, inopportune, whirling, ready, speeding, buzzing, teeming, active, punctual, bolt, alert, fabulous, fast, activate, wonderful, joyous, restless, foxy, attractive, swift, cursory, scudding, busy, clear-sighted, poignant, energetic, racing, galloping, allegretto, captivating, Careering, rousing, seasonable, astute, laborious, pronto, electrifying, dizzy, rapid, rushed, sprightly, smart, hard-boiled, percipient, exciting, Rapid-fire, hardheaded, rocket, alive, Whisking, come along, rushing, fly, keen, lively, perceptive, spike, sound, untimely, wise, hurrying, supple, occupied, go off, quicken, vivace, entrancing, energize, cannonball, awesome, express, intelligent, stimulating, rapidly, industrious, vigorous, unseasonable, pace, speedy, diligent, exceptional, Thronging, hare, mesmerizing, touching, accelerate, reasoning, erudite, andantino, snappy, fast track, hair-raising, thriving, go along, gadarene, judicious, Bolting, accelerated, timely, vibrant, Attracting, insightful, Posthaste, well-read, provocative, quick, moving, tied up, long-haired, diverting, bustling, breathless, eggheaded, quickly, energizing, opportune, acute, mobile, intellectualistic, juice up, marvelous, inspiring, overhasty, spellbinding, meteoric, desirous, proceed, straightaway, pell-mell, sane, split second, stimulate, schooled, interesting, prestissimo, cunning, thrilling, liven, Hastened, quick-witted, canny, flourishing, set off, exhilarating, enliven, nerdish, perspicacious, careen, speedily, logical, soon, gifted, vitalize, spry, absorbing, supersmart, alacritous, nimble, Rocketing, fascinating, prompt, fleet-footed, presto, chop-chop, scooting, engaging, double quick, jump-start, hurried, hastily, zipping, career, entertaining, overflowing, blistering, scurry, astir, intellectual, surprising, disposed, hasten, prepared, savvy, brisk, scholarly, eager, precocious, fleetly, cerebral, educated, prudent, well-timed, touch off, nippy, apt, flying, speed, resourceful, snappily, actuate, talented, swarming, abounding, adroit, engrossing, favorable, engaged, rustle, sapient, winged, intriguing, highbrow, instant, gripping, Barreling, fast-breaking, rattling, humming, high-velocity, fleet, hurtle, lightning, inclined, allegro, drive-by, full tilt, instantaneous, precipitous, scuttle, frolicsome, quickened, hasty, willing, Sharp-witted, suspenseful, running, headlong, watchful, speed up, informed, wondrous, wide-awake, windy, clear-eyed, eye-opening, come, astounding, brilliant, arresting, enchanting, animating, riveting, animated, enthralling, valid, heady, hot, bewitching, ultrasmart, amp, nerdy, scoot, ingenious, get along, officious, whirlwind, rash, get on, airy, briskly, invigorating, Intellectualist, employed, Lickety Split, knowledgeable, clever, astonishing, immediate, vigilant, aerial, happy, geeky, stirring, expeditious, brainy, scurrying, ethereal, spectacular, fast-paced, charming, rational, enlivening, thinking, sensational, sedulous, hyperintelligent, sagacious, zippy, early, shrewd, high-speed, ram, skilled, vivify, beguiling, literate, learned, wily, precipitate, tantalizing, swiftly, galvanizing, crafty, Involving, skilful, apace, expert, amusing, trigger, bright, invigorate.

Quotes of slow

  1. Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both. – Joseph Addison
  2. As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. – A. C. Benson
  3. The march of the human mind is slow – Edmund Burke
  4. Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. – Eddie Cantor
  5. Anger may be kindled in the noblest breasts: but in these slow droppings of an unforgiving temper never takes the shape of consistency of enduring hatred. – M. Kathleen Casey
  6. I was performing in this burlesque group, and we would go to dance rehearsals every day. You'd use every part of your body. Even though some of it is slow it takes a lot of muscle to be able to dip down and come back up. – Carmen Electra
  7. You can do really slow movements with it, like zooming in for a minute and a half. The audience isn't aware that the camera has moved, but there's subconscious tension there. – Mike Figgis
  8. The public is usually slow to catch on to new things, and it's important that musicians stick to their guns and not look for that instant gratification. – Greg Ginn
  9. And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow – Hugh Grant
  10. I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back. – Abraham Lincoln
  11. Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain. – John Masefield
  12. Democracies are indeed slow to make war, but once embarked upon a martial venture are equally slow to make peace and reluctant to make a tolerable, rather than a vindictive, peace. – Reinhold Niebuhr
  13. It's a very slow process- two steps forward, one step back- but I'm inching in the right direction. – Rob Reiner
  14. My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. – Beverly Sills
  15. I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug "Want to kill ya" song, I'm ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I'm very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions. – Channing Tatum

Usage examples for slow

  1. The journey had been so slow from Wilanow." – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. He got up, and even made one slow step towards the door; but he did not go out, nor did he seem afraid of me. – A Witch of the Hills, v. 1-2 by Florence Warden
  3. In the same slow beat he shook his head. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  4. But really he has a slow time. – To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today by Ralph Connor
  5. But man is so slow in recognising this fact. – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  6. What made Captain Jules so slow – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  7. And they were going slow – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  8. It was slow work now. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. You are five and a half minutes too slow by that clock, Willoughby. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. Let us go slow friend, he said. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  11. A long, slow rain fell softly. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  12. " We'll have to slow down," he explained to Jack. – The Boy Allies with Uncle Sams Cruisers by Ensign Robert L. Drake
  13. Maybe he could win her confidence, if he went slow – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  14. I like to hear you say that; but," with a slow shake of the head, " I'm afraid it's true. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  15. As with Father, the word came easy but the blow was slow to follow. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  16. Come, come, Valmai; how slow you are, fanwylyd. – By Berwen Banks by Allen Raine
  17. Presently he went on, but quite calm and slow – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  18. Mrs. Upjohn was a little slow about taking anything in. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  19. I took another breath- a very very slow breath. – The Very Black by Dean Evans
  20. " Go slow there, Ned," said the captain. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster

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