Synonyms for slowsloʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slow(adj)

    not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time

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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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

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

    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

    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

    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

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

    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')

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

    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

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

    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


  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.

    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.

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

  3. slow(adjective)

    Of reduced intellectual capacity; not quick to comprehend.

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

    prompt, quick

  4. slow(adjective)

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

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

    prompt, hasty, precipitate

  5. slow(adjective)

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

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

  6. slow(adjective)

    That takes a long time to transfer data.

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

  7. slow(adjective)

    Lacking spirit; deficient in liveliness or briskness.

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

    brisk, lively

  8. slow(adjective)

    Not busy; lacking activity.

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

  9. slow(adjective)

    moderate, deliberate

    fast, quick, swift, rapid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slow(a.)

    moderate, deliberate, not swift, not rapid, not speedy

  2. slow(a.)

    tardy, dilatory, late, inactive, sluggish

  3. slow(a.)

    dull, stupid, heavy, not alert, not prompt, not ready

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