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slow

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2 not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily

  • we love our bulldog though he's a little slower than our German shepherd
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3 lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation

  • a slow day on Wall Street
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4 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest

  • the first half of the movie is slow, but then it gets exciting
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slow

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at a pace that is less than usual, desirable, or expected

  • you need to go slow with this experiment, or you'll make mistakes
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slow

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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
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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

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