: in a slow manner : not quickly, fast, early, rashly, or readily
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Examples of SLOWLY
- Things are slowly getting better.
- <walked slowly toward the ringing phone>
First Known Use of SLOWLY
Related to SLOWLY
- laggardly, leisurely, pokily, slow, sluggishly, tardily
- apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full tilt, hastily, meteorically, quick, quickly, rapidly, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly
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