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slack

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of slack

  1. 1 failing to give proper care and attention a building contractor known mainly for his firm's slack workmanship and slipshod construction Synonyms of slack careless, derelict, disregardful, lax, lazy, neglectful, neglecting, remiss, negligentWords Related to slack heedless, incautious, irresponsible, reckless, wild; unguarded, unwary; forgetful; disregardful, disregarding, inattentive, oblivious, thoughtless, unheeding, unmindful, unthinking; apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested; delinquent; looseNear Antonyms of slack meticulous, painstaking, punctilious; cautious, chary, circumspect, gingerly, guarded; alert, heedful, heeding, mindful, observant, regardful, regarding, vigilant, wary, watchful; foresighted, forethoughtful, provident, responsible; thinking, thoughtful; concerned, interestedAntonyms of slack attentive, careful, conscientious, nonnegligent

  2. 2 not bound by rigid standards slack supervision on the project Synonyms of slack flexible, lax, loose, relaxed, easygoing, unrestrained, unrestrictedWords Related to slack careless, derelict, heedless, irresponsible, lazy, neglectful, negligent, remiss, slipshod, sloppy, sloven, slovenly, unfussyNear Antonyms of slack constrained, restrained, restricted, tight; careful, conscientious, exact, fussy, meticulous, painstaking, punctilious, scrupulous; implacable, inflexibleAntonyms of slack hard, harsh, rigid, rigorous, severe, stern, strict

  3. 3 not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched left the ropes slack Synonyms of slack insecure, lax, loosened, relaxed, loose, slackened, unsecuredWords Related to slack detached, free, unattached, unbound, undone, unfastened, untied; baggy, blousy, saggyNear Antonyms of slack constrained, restrained; attached, bound, fastened, tied; fast, firm, jammed, snug, stuck, wedgedAntonyms of slack taut, tense, tight

Synonym Discussion of slack

negligent, neglectful, lax, slack, remiss mean culpably careless or indicative of such carelessness. negligent implies inattention to one's duty or business.
    • negligent about writing a note of thanks
neglectful adds a more disapproving implication of laziness or deliberate inattention.
    • a society callously neglectful of the poor
lax implies a blameworthy lack of strictness, severity, or precision.
    • a reporter lax about accurate quotation
slack implies want of due or necessary diligence or care.
    • slack workmanship
remiss implies blameworthy carelessness shown in slackness, forgetfulness, or neglect.
    • had been remiss in their familial duties

slack

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of slack

  1. 1 an allowable margin of freedom or variation our boss doesn't cut us any slack when it comes to being back from lunch on time Synonyms of slack latitude, leeway, space, wiggle room Words Related to slack license (or licence), rein, swing

  2. 2 the extent to which something hangs or dips below a straight line take up the slack of a rope Synonyms of slack droop, hang, sag, slacknessWords Related to slack floppiness, laxity, laxness, limpness, loosenessNear Antonyms of slack rigidity, rigidness, tautness, tenseness, tension, tightness

  3. 3 slacks pl  an outer garment covering each leg separately from waist to ankle she prefers wearing slacks instead of a dress Synonyms of slack breeches, britches, pantaloons, slacks, trousersWords Related to slack baggies, bell-bottoms, blue jeans, cargo pants, cords, corduroys, denims, jeans; hose, legging (or leggin), sweatpants; pants suit, pantsuit; bloomers, knee breeches, knickerbockers


slack

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slack

  1. to make less taut the skipper ordered the crew to slack off the sheets on the mainsail Synonyms of slack ease, loosen, relax, slackenWords Related to slack detach, free, unbind, undo, unfasten, untieNear Antonyms of slack attach, bind, fasten, tie; constrain, restrainAntonyms of slack strain, stretch, tense, tension, tighten



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