Synonyms for slowsloʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slow(adj)

    not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

    Synonyms:
    wearisome, dull, obtuse, deadening, boring, irksome, dim, tedious, dumb, tiresome, dense, sluggish, ho-hum

    Antonyms:
    rapid, presto, allegro, express, smart, quick, prestissimo, swift, instantaneous, prompt, high-speed, immediate, high-velocity, active, straightaway, speedy, red-hot, fast-breaking, hot, fast, scurrying, blistering, double-quick, instant(a), andantino, windy, alacritous, fast-paced, allegretto, meteoric, accelerated, fleet, hurrying, vivace, winged, interesting

  2. slow(adj)

    at a slow tempo

    Synonyms:
    wearisome, dull, obtuse, deadening, boring, irksome, dim, tedious, dumb, tiresome, dense, sluggish, ho-hum

    Antonyms:
    fast, speedy, allegretto, instantaneous, hurrying, meteoric, immediate, rapid, prestissimo, smart, andantino, interesting, swift, quick, hot, red-hot, winged, high-velocity, alacritous, presto, windy, fast-breaking, allegro, active, vivace, instant(a), fast-paced, fleet, double-quick, express, high-speed, scurrying, prompt, blistering, straightaway, accelerated

  3. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow(adj)

    slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

    Synonyms:
    vague, ho-hum, muted, sluggish, subdued, deadening, faint, mute, slow, thudding, boring, dumb, dense, irksome, black, silent, wispy, heavy, dim, purblind, muffled, tedious, impenetrable, dull, dimmed, speechless, shadowy, tiresome, softened, bleak, thick, wearisome, obtuse, leaden

    Antonyms:
    quick, allegro, smart, interesting, hurrying, instantaneous, fast-paced, double-quick, rapid, straightaway, allegretto, immediate, fast, fleet, high-speed, scurrying, windy, speedy, presto, express, prompt, fast-breaking, alacritous, accelerated, swift, vivace, andantino, hot, prestissimo, instant(a), high-velocity, blistering, active, winged, red-hot, meteoric

  4. slow(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    wearisome, dull, obtuse, deadening, boring, irksome, dim, tedious, dumb, tiresome, dense, sluggish, ho-hum

    Antonyms:
    meteoric, double-quick, hot, scurrying, prestissimo, winged, quick, smart, presto, accelerated, allegro, straightaway, red-hot, instantaneous, rapid, speedy, prompt, express, high-speed, fleet, alacritous, high-velocity, blistering, hurrying, fast, fast-paced, windy, active, immediate, andantino, instant(a), interesting, swift, allegretto, fast-breaking, vivace

  5. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    Synonyms:
    dull, dim, windy, wearisome, wordy, dense, muted, boring, verbose, dumb, leaden, tedious, slow, sluggish, obtuse, deadening, tiresome, muffled, ho-hum, long-winded, irksome, thudding, softened

    Antonyms:
    hurrying, instantaneous, quick, high-velocity, fleet, express, high-speed, fast-paced, meteoric, accelerated, blistering, prompt, red-hot, smart, instant(a), presto, speedy, prestissimo, double-quick, rapid, windy, andantino, alacritous, swift, hot, fast, straightaway, allegro, active, vivace, fast-breaking, immediate, winged, scurrying, allegretto, interesting

  6. dull, slow, sluggish(verb)

    (of business) not active or brisk

    Synonyms:
    thudding, dim, wearisome, torpid, dense, muted, boring, dumb, leaden, tedious, slow, sluggish, obtuse, deadening, soggy, sulky, tiresome, muffled, ho-hum, irksome, inert, dull, softened

    Antonyms:
    allegretto, alacritous, high-velocity, fleet, immediate, instantaneous, allegro, smart, rapid, vivace, accelerated, double-quick, andantino, windy, quick, speedy, scurrying, instant(a), interesting, hot, high-speed, straightaway, fast, meteoric, presto, hurrying, fast-paced, swift, active, fast-breaking, blistering, express, winged, prompt, prestissimo, red-hot

  7. decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard(verb)

    lose velocity; move more slowly

    Synonyms:
    decompress, delay, slack, check, unwind, loosen up, slow up, decelerate, unbend, retard, slacken, relax, slow down, slow

    Antonyms:
    high-speed, fast-paced, hurrying, fast, speedy, immediate, quick, red-hot, alacritous, fleet, meteoric, express, allegretto, vivace, windy, instant(a), rapid, prestissimo, double-quick, smart, prompt, swift, andantino, accelerated, instantaneous, high-velocity, scurrying, presto, interesting, straightaway, allegro, active, blistering, hot, winged, fast-breaking

  8. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken(verb)

    become slow or slower

    Synonyms:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, slacken, remit, let up, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, decelerate, slack up, retard, slake, relax, slack, die away, unwind, slow up

    Antonyms:
    fast-breaking, fleet, hot, allegretto, fast-paced, double-quick, allegro, swift, alacritous, quick, fast, speedy, rapid, straightaway, hurrying, prestissimo, active, high-speed, instantaneous, interesting, blistering, accelerated, immediate, andantino, windy, smart, high-velocity, winged, meteoric, instant(a), express, prompt, presto, red-hot, vivace, scurrying

  9. slow, slow down, slow up(adverb)

    cause to proceed more slowly

    Synonyms:
    decompress, decelerate, slack, unwind, loosen up, slow up, slacken, unbend, retard, relax, slow down, slow

    Antonyms:
    fleet, prestissimo, smart, rapid, vivace, instant(a), immediate, accelerated, hot, quick, scurrying, blistering, fast-breaking, active, red-hot, double-quick, straightaway, high-velocity, interesting, speedy, fast-paced, high-speed, winged, prompt, allegro, fast, express, hurrying, presto, alacritous, allegretto, meteoric, windy, instantaneous, andantino, swift

  10. slowly, slow, easy, tardily(adverb)

    without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')

    Synonyms:
    slowly, easily, tardily, behind, soft, easy, lento, late, belatedly, slow

    Antonyms:
    andantino, alacritous, fast, hurrying, fleet, vivace, allegro, swift, instant(a), fast-paced, smart, high-speed, interesting, allegretto, high-velocity, active, speedy, accelerated, rapid, immediate, meteoric, blistering, prompt, quick, express, straightaway, hot, instantaneous, fast-breaking, red-hot, presto, winged, scurrying, windy, double-quick, prestissimo

  11. behind, slow(adverb)

    of timepieces

    Synonyms:
    easy, slowly, behind, tardily, slow, in arrears, behindhand

    Antonyms:
    hot, allegro, vivace, speedy, active, prestissimo, windy, express, smart, hurrying, quick, allegretto, swift, straightaway, fast, fast-breaking, double-quick, andantino, blistering, instantaneous, accelerated, immediate, winged, presto, instant(a), prompt, scurrying, rapid, fleet, high-speed, red-hot, meteoric, alacritous, interesting, high-velocity, fast-paced

Wiktionary

  1. slow(noun)

    Taking a long time to move or go a short distance, or to perform an action; not quick in motion; proceeding at a low speed.

    Synonyms:
    dilatory, tardy, boring, gradual, dull-witted, inactive, dull, slothful, sluggish

  2. slow(verb)

    Not happening in a short time; spread over a comparatively long time.

    Synonyms:
    delay, hinder, retard, boring, inactive, gradual, slothful, tardy, sluggish, dull, dull-witted, dilatory

  3. slow(adjective)

    Of reduced intellectual capacity; not quick to comprehend.

    Synonyms:
    slacken, decelerate, inactive, dull, tardy, gradual, slothful, dilatory, sluggish, dull-witted, boring

    Antonyms:
    prompt, quick

  4. slow(adjective)

    Not hasty; not precipitate; lacking in promptness; acting with deliberation.

    Synonyms:
    inactive, sluggish, tardy, gradual, boring, dull-witted, dilatory, slothful, dull

    Antonyms:
    prompt, hasty, precipitate

  5. slow(adjective)

    Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time.

    Synonyms:
    dull, inactive, sluggish, slothful, gradual, tardy, dilatory, boring, dull-witted

  6. slow(adjective)

    That takes a long time to transfer data.

    Synonyms:
    dull, inactive, boring, tardy, dull-witted, sluggish, gradual, dilatory, slothful

  7. slow(adjective)

    Lacking spirit; deficient in liveliness or briskness.

    Synonyms:
    sluggish, slothful, dull-witted, gradual, inactive, dull, boring, tardy, dilatory

    Antonyms:
    brisk, lively

  8. slow(adjective)

    Not busy; lacking activity.

    Synonyms:
    boring, inactive, gradual, dull-witted, dull, dilatory, tardy, slothful, sluggish

  9. slow(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    moderate, deliberate

    Antonyms:
    fast, quick, swift, rapid

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. slow

    Slow signifies moving through a relatively short distance, or with a relatively small number of motions in a given time; slow also applies to that which is a relatively long while in beginning or accomplishing something; a watch or a clock is said to be slow when its indications are behind those of the standard time. Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place. Deliberate and dilatory are used of persons, tho the latter may be used also of things, as of a stream; a person is deliberate who takes a noticeably long time to consider and decide before acting or who acts or speaks as if he were deliberating at every point; a person is dilatory who lays aside, or puts off as long as possible, necessary or required action; both words may be applied either to undertaking or to doing. Gradual (Latin gradus, a step) signifies advancing by steps, and refers to slow but regular and sure progression. Slack refers to action that seems to indicate a lack of tension, as of muscle or of will, sluggish to action that seems as if reluctant to advance.

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    Synonyms:
    dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, drowsy, dull, gradual, inactive, inert, lingering, moderate, procrastinating, slack, sluggish, tardy

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