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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

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of slow (Entry 2 of 3)

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

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of slow (Entry 3 of 3)

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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Verb

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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The first known use of slow was before the 12th century

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“Slow.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slow. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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