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Adjective: slow (slower,slowest)  slow
  1. Not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
    "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
  2. (music) at a slow tempo
    "the band played a slow waltz"
  3. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
    "the clock is slow"
  4. Taking more than usual time to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    "worked with the slow students";
    - dense, dim [informal], dull, dumb, obtuse
  5. So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    "a slow evening with uninteresting people";
    - boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum [informal], irksome, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, unamusing, deadly [informal], draggy [informal], mind-numbing
  6. (of business) not active or brisk
    "business is slow";
    - dull, sluggish
Verb: slow  slow
  1. Lose velocity; move more slowly
    "The car slowed";
    - decelerate, slow down, slow up, retard
  2. Become slow or slower
    "Production slowed";
    - slow down, slow up, slack, slacken
  3. Cause to proceed more slowly
    "The illness slowed him down";
    - slow down, slow up
Adverb: slow  slow
  1. With low speed
    "please go slow so I can see the sights";
    - slowly, easy, tardily
  2. Showing a time that is earlier than the actual time
    "the clock is almost an hour slow";
    - behind

Sounds like: slew, slo

Derived forms: slowed, slows, slowing, slowest, slower

See also: adagio, andante, bumper-to-bumper, dilatory, drawn-out, fastness, gradual, inactive, laggard, lame, lameo [informal], larghetto, larghissimo, largo, lazy, lentissimo, lento, long-play, long-playing, meh [informal], moderato, pokey [N. Amer], poky [N. Amer, informal], samey [Brit, informal], slow-moving, sluggish, speed, stupid, sulky, swiftness, unhurried, uninspiring, uninteresting

Type of: decrease, diminish, fall, lessen, weaken

Antonym: fast

Encyclopedia: Slow, It Goes