not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
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
at a slow tempo
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
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
(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
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
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
dull, slow, sluggish(verb)
(of business) not active or brisk
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
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard(verb)
lose velocity; move more slowly
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
slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken(verb)
become slow or slower
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
slow, slow down, slow up(adverb)
cause to proceed more slowly
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
slowly, slow, easy, tardily(adverb)
without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
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
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
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.
slow(verb)Not happening in a short time; spread over a comparatively long time.
slow(adjective)Of reduced intellectual capacity; not quick to comprehend.
slow(adjective)Not hasty; not precipitate; lacking in promptness; acting with deliberation.
slow(adjective)Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time.
slow(adjective)That takes a long time to transfer data.
slow(adjective)Lacking spirit; deficient in liveliness or briskness.
slow(adjective)Not busy; lacking activity.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
See synonyms for NIMBLE.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for slow
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- lentCatalan, Valencian
- dumm, langsamGerman
- καθυστερημένος, αργώ, αργός, βραδύνω, βραδύς, αργόστροφος, ανέτοιμος, σταματώ, αργόσυρτοςGreek
- lento, lentificar, lentificarse, ralentizar, ralentizarse, atrasado, enlentecer, frenarSpanish
- jätättää, hidastaa, jäljessä, hidas, hidastuaFinnish
- ótíttur, pjakutur, putlutur, høsnutur, døllutur, seinur, drúgvur, seinførur, seinpjakuturFaroese
- lent, freiner, ralentir, lenteFrench
- slaodach, mallScottish Gaelic
- धीमा, सुस्तHindi
- perlahan, lambat, pelanIndonesian
- tardo, tarda, lento, lentaItalian
- ゆっくり, 鈍足, とろい, 遅いJapanese
- لهسهر خۆ, هێواشKurdish
- tardus, lentusLatin
- luesLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- бавен, забавуваMacedonian
- langzaam, ophouden, slome, traag, langzame, sloom, vertragenDutch
- langsom, langsomt, langsommeNorwegian
- chʼééhNavajo, Navaho
- powolny, wolnyPolish
- lento, devagarPortuguese
- spor, спорSerbo-Croatian
- aste, poleSwahili
- повільний, нуднийUkrainian
- chậm, chậm chạpVietnamese
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