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Adjective
Lacking in speed
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“We walked at a slow speed as we were not in a hurry.”
Adjective
Lasting or taking a long time
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“The evolution of humankind has been a slow process that occurred over hundreds of thousands of years.”
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To be running behind schedule
“Progress on our project has been slow due to several delays.”
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Not predisposed to understand, think, or learn
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“You might have to explain the situation to Alexia several times as she is rather slow.”
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Boring and rather dull in nature
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“The terribly slow plot caused many to leave the cinema before the movie had even ended.”
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(slow to) Feeling hesitant about doing something
“Many were slow to voice their disapproval for fear of reprisals.”
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Lacking energy, liveliness or animation
“Business is usually slow during the night shift.”
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(of a place) Lacking in progression or development
“It was a slow and isolated town that had remained largely the same for decades.”
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Lacking energy or enthusiasm
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In detail, describing each step precisely and in order
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Incapable of, or indisposed to, quick and effective action
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Irresolute and hesitant
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Slow and clumsy because of great weight
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In a state of comfort and relaxation
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Not suitable or appropriate in the circumstances
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Chronic
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Failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations
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Feeling mentally confused or dizzy
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Requiring effort or labor
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Unable or insufficient to produce any effect or result
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Verb
To cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
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“Unfortunately, every company has employees that actually slow the productivity of everyone else.”
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To live or work less actively or intensely
“I had a rest after my workout to allow my heart rate to slow.”
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To reduce the rate or velocity of something
“Our car would slow to a halt after it ran out of gas.”
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Completely disrupt
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To decrease in size, amount, value, or degree
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Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
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To decrease in feeling or strength
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Die down; let up
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To diminish the price, value or amount of
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Adverb
Moving or proceeding at a notably slow speed
“The bus was moving slow, and we were all getting impatient.”
Adverb
Behind schedule
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