Textual thesaurus for "slack"

(adj) lax

lacking in rigor or strictness

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

(adj) loose

not tense or taut

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

(noun) slackness

the quality of being loose (not taut)

he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope

(noun) quag, quagmire, mire, morass

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

(noun) slack water

a stretch of water without current or movement

suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless

(noun) slump, drop-off, falling off, falloff

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

(verb) slake

cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

slack lime

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

become less in amount or intensity

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

(verb) slake, abate

make less active or intense

(verb) slacken, slow, slow down, slow up

become slow or slower

Production slowed

(verb) slack up, slacken, relax

make less active or fast

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