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Synonyms for slackslæk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slack(noun)

    dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    tense, diligent, running(a)

  2. slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off(noun)

    a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

    "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"

    Synonyms:
    slackness, economic crisis, falloff, slack water, cliff, morass, drop, depression, falling off, quag, lessening, mire, decrease, quagmire, slack, drop-off, slump

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

  3. slack, slack water(noun)

    a stretch of water without current or movement

    "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, slack, slack tide, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  4. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack(noun)

    a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, slop, slack, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    running(a), diligent, tense

  5. slack, slackness(noun)

    the quality of being loose (not taut)

    "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"

    Synonyms:
    slackness, falloff, remissness, inanition, slack water, laxity, lethargy, morass, falling off, laxness, lassitude, quag, mire, quagmire, slack, drop-off, slump

    Antonyms:
    running(a), diligent, tense

  6. slack(adj)

    a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

    "he took up the slack"

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

  7. loose, slack(adj)

    not tense or taut

    "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"

    Synonyms:
    idle, promiscuous, informal, easy, wanton, sluttish, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, loose, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, slack, at large(p)

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  8. slack(adj)

    flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide

    "slack water"

    Synonyms:
    loose, lax

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  9. lax, slack(verb)

    lacking in rigor or strictness

    "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"

    Synonyms:
    loose, slack, lax

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  10. slack(verb)

    avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

    Synonyms:
    slack off, abate, die away, slake, relax, slow up, slow, slacken, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  11. slack(verb)

    be inattentive to, or neglect

    "He slacks his attention"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, abate, die away, slake, relax, slow up, slow, slacken, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  12. slack(verb)

    release tension on

    "slack the rope"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, abate, die away, slake, relax, slow up, slow, slacken, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  13. slack, slacken, slack up, relax(verb)

    make less active or fast

    "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

    Synonyms:
    unstrain, decompress, slow down, unbend, slacken, loosen, remit, let up, unlax, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, loose, slack up, slake, relax, slack, die away, unwind, make relaxed, slow up

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

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

    become slow or slower

    "Production slowed"

    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:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  15. slake, abate, slack(verb)

    make less active or intense

    Synonyms:
    slack off, slack, allay, abate, slow down, slake, slow up, slow, quench, slacken, assuage, relax, die away, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

  16. abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away(verb)

    become less in amount or intensity

    "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, slack, ease off, abate, die away, slow up, relax, slacken, slake, slow, slack up, slow down, let up, ease up

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  17. slack, slake(verb)

    cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

    "slack lime"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, allay, abate, die away, slake, slack, relax, slow up, assuage, slow, slacken, quench, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

Wiktionary

  1. slack(noun)

    Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended.

    Synonyms:
    culm

  2. slack(adjective)

    Not violent, rapid, or pressing.

    Synonyms:
    slough, slow, moderate, easy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slack

    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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slack(a.)

    Synonyms:
    backward, remiss, careless, negligent

  2. slack(a.)

    Synonyms:
    slow, tardy, dilatory, lingering, not quick, not rapid

  3. slack(a.)

    Synonyms:
    loose, relaxed, not tight, not tense

  4. slack(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    SLACKEN

  5. slack(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    SLACKEN

  6. slack(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    slake (as lime)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

paraffin, clearance, soft, weak, sluggish, loose, slowdown


Translations for slack

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • trödeln, faulenzen, faul sein, schlaff, bummelnGerman
  • flojo, carbonilla, charco, haraganear, relajarse, carboncillo, flojear, aflojarseSpanish
  • löysästi, huolimaton, hiljainen, hiilipöly, notkelma, löysä, velttoilla, viivytellä, huolimattomasti, veltosti, hiilimurska, veltto, notko, kluuvi, vetelehtiä, löysäilläFinnish
  • gravierFrench
  • leibideach, ligeanIrish
  • सुस्तHindi
  • tatetate, pūngoheMāori
  • tam, week, slak, slecht gemaakt, slap, treuzelenDutch
  • frouxoPortuguese
  • лодырничать, лениться, небрежный, слабина, слабый, расслабленный, бездельничать, сачковать, ненатянутыйRussian
  • mlohavo, odugovlačiti, opušteno, labavoSerbo-Croatian

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