1. Not moving quickly;
    Taking a comparatively long time (synset 300983718)
    "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth"
  2. At a slow tempo (synset 300985793)
    "the band played a slow waltz"
  3. Slow to learn or understand;
    Lacking intellectual acuity (synset 300442596)
    "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"; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
  4. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time (synset 300986913)
    "the clock is slow"
  5. So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness (synset 301348155)
    "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"; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
  6. (of business) not active or brisk (synset 300037111)
    "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
  1. Without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly') (synset 400162829)
    "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights"
  2. Of timepieces (synset 400224359)
    "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind"
  1. Lose velocity;
    Move more slowly (synset 200440913)
    "The car decelerated"
  2. Become slow or slower (synset 200441535)
    "Production slowed"
  3. Cause to proceed more slowly (synset 200441741)
    "The illness slowed him down"

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