1. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard, decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

usage: lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"

2. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken, weaken

usage: become slow or slower; "Production slowed"

3. slow, slow down, slow up, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard

usage: cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"


1. slow (vs. fast), bumper-to-bumper, dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey, drawn-out, lazy, long-play, long-playing, slow-moving, sluggish, sulky, gradual, unhurried

usage: 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"

2. slow (vs. fast), adagio, andante, lento, lentissimo, largo, larghetto, larghissimo, moderato

usage: at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz"

3. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow, stupid (vs. smart)

usage: 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"

4. slow (vs. fast)

usage: (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"

5. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, uninteresting (vs. interesting)

usage: 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"

6. dull, slow, sluggish, inactive (vs. active)

usage: (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"


1. slowly, slow, easy, tardily

usage: 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

usage: of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"

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