Textual thesaurus for "slow"

(adj) dull, sluggish

(of business) not active or brisk

business is dull (or slow); a sluggish market

(adj) dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse

slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

so dense he never understands anything I say to him; never met anyone quite so dim; although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick- Thackeray; dumb officials make some really dumb decisions; he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse; worked with the slow students

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

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

a boring evening with uninteresting people; the deadening effect of some routine tasks; a dull play; his competent but dull performance; a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention; what an irksome task the writing of long letters is- Edmund Burke; tedious days on the train; the tiresome chirping of a cricket- Mark Twain; other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

(adv) easy, tardily, slowly

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

he spoke slowly; go easy here--the road is slippery; glaciers move tardily; please go slow so I can see the sights

(adv) behind

of timepieces

the clock is almost an hour slow; my watch is running behind

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

lose velocity; move more slowly

The car decelerated

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

become slow or slower

Production slowed

(verb) slow down, slow up

cause to proceed more slowly

The illness slowed him down