Examples of poky in a Sentence
frustrated with the poky traffic during rush hour
Recent Examples of poky from the Web
Two years ago, says a longtime resident, the site of the mall was a swamp, and Mae Sot was a poky little border town with two small grocery stores.
Even the glossiest set of molars conjures up images of blood, sharp poky metal objects, and drills and wires trying to forcibly bend them into submission.
The maximum reported download speed was 93 Mbps; the upload max was a far pokier 8 Mbps, which would help explain the snags with the FaceTime calls.
But like an errant, poky sensor in their comfy nests, birds may not like having a drone watching their every move.
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Synonymscrawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, languid, leisurely, poking, slow (or pokey), sluggish, snaillike, snail-paced, tardy, unhurried
Antonymsbarreling, bolting, breakneck, breathless, brisk, careering, dizzy, fast, fleet, flying, hasty, hurrying, lightning, meteoric, quick, racing, rapid, rocketing, running, rushing, scooting, scudding, scurrying, snappy, speeding, speedy, swift, warp-speed, whirling, whirlwind, whisking, zipping
Related Wordsdeliberate, measured; inactive, inert, lethargic, loafing, lounging; lingering, loitering, tarrying; ambling, heavy-footed, inching, plodding, shuffling, slow-footed; strolling; decelerating, slowing; filibustering, procrastinating, stalling
Near Antonymsexpeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, quickened; hurried, rushed
POKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of poky for English Language Learners
: very slow
of a room or building : small and uncomfortable
POKY Defined for Kids
Definition of poky for Students
- a poky room
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