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Meaning & Definition of Slow in English

English

Slow

/sloʊ/

verb

1. Lose velocity

  • Move more slowly
  • "The car decelerated"
    synonym:
  • decelerate
  • ,
  • slow
  • ,
  • slow down
  • ,
  • slow up
  • ,
  • retard

2. Become slow or slower

  • "Production slowed"
    synonym:
  • slow
  • ,
  • slow down
  • ,
  • slow up
  • ,
  • slack
  • ,
  • slacken

3. Cause to proceed more slowly

  • "The illness slowed him down"
    synonym:
  • slow
  • ,
  • slow down
  • ,
  • slow up

adjective

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"
    synonym:
  • slow

2. At a slow tempo

  • "The band played a slow waltz"
    synonym:
  • slow

3. Slow to learn or understand

  • Lacking intellectual acuity
  • "So dense he never understands anything i say to him"
  • "Never met anyone quite so dim"
  • "Although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- thackeray
  • "Dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"
  • "He was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"
  • "Worked with the slow students"
    synonym:
  • dense
  • ,
  • dim
  • ,
  • dull
  • ,
  • dumb
  • ,
  • obtuse
  • ,
  • slow

4. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time

  • "The clock is slow"
    synonym:
  • slow

5. So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

  • "A boring evening with uninteresting people"
  • "The deadening effect of some routine tasks"
  • "A dull play"
  • "His competent but dull performance"
  • "A ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"
  • "What an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- edmund burke
  • "Tedious days on the train"
  • "The tiresome chirping of a cricket"- mark twain
  • "Other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
    synonym:
  • boring
  • ,
  • deadening
  • ,
  • dull
  • ,
  • ho-hum
  • ,
  • irksome
  • ,
  • slow
  • ,
  • tedious
  • ,
  • tiresome
  • ,
  • wearisome

6. (of business) not active or brisk

  • "Business is dull (or slow)"
  • "A sluggish market"
    synonym:
  • dull
  • ,
  • slow
  • ,
  • sluggish

adverb

1. Without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

  • "He spoke slowly"
  • "Go easy here--the road is slippery"
  • "Glaciers move tardily"
  • "Please go slow so i can see the sights"
    synonym:
  • slowly
  • ,
  • slow
  • ,
  • easy
  • ,
  • tardily

2. Of timepieces

  • "The clock is almost an hour slow"
  • "My watch is running behind"
    synonym:
  • behind
  • ,
  • slow

Examples of using

My Internet connection is painfully slow.
I'm slow to adapt to new situations.
It is too much for me. I need to slow down.