Thesaurus

slow

Synonyms and Antonyms of slow

3 lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation
  • a slow day on Wall Street
Synonyms of slow
Words Related to slow
Near Antonyms of slow
Antonyms of slow
4 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
  • The first half of the movie is slow, but then it gets exciting.
Synonyms of slow
Words Related to slow
Near Antonyms of slow
Antonyms of slow

slow

Synonyms and Antonyms of slow

at a pace that is less than usual, desirable, or expected
  • You need to go slow with this experiment, or you'll make mistakes.
Synonyms of slow
Words Related to slow
Near Antonyms of slow
Antonyms of slow

slow

Synonyms and Antonyms of slow

to cause to move or proceed at a less rapid pace
  • If you don't slow your delivery down a bit, your speech will be over too soon.
Synonyms of slow
Words Related to slow
Near Antonyms of slow
Antonyms of slow

Synonym Discussion of slow

delay, retard, slow, slacken, detain mean to cause to be late or behind in movement or progress. delay implies a holding back, usually by interference, from completion or arrival.
    • bad weather delayed our arrival
retard suggests reduction of speed without actual stopping.
    • language barriers retarded their progress
slow and slacken also imply a reduction of speed, slow often suggesting deliberate intention
    • medication slowed the patient's heart rate
, slacken an easing up or relaxing of power or effort.
    • on hot days runners slacken their pace
detain implies a holding back beyond a reasonable or appointed time.
    • unexpected business had detained her

Learn More about slow


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up slow? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!