What is the opposite of rushing?

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Adjective
Opposite of full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
Adjective
Opposite of bustling
Adjective
Opposite of tending to flow freely, such as of a liquid
Adjective
Opposite of occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
“Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.”
Adjective
Opposite of being in effective or current operation, action, or force
“That machine has been inactive for five years, and there are no plans to restore it.”
Adjective
Opposite of acting or done with excessive or chaotic speed
Adjective
Opposite of moving forcefully or rapidly
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to move or proceed very quickly
“He strode off to the tube station, leaving her to dawdle back to Piccadilly.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to act or move something with great urgency or haste
“Someone with a family history of allergic conditions, such as allergies, eczema, or asthma, might want to delay introducing eggs until later.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
“Many enemies were able to defend against the attack from one direction, but they quickly fell under the attack from the other direction.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
“Glimmers of twilight began to seep through, as water might trickle through a basket's rushes.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of hurrying in a careless manner
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