slow


slow
slow [slō]
adj.
[ME slowe < OE slaw, akin to Du sleeuw, ON slær, dull < ?]
1. not quick or clever in understanding; dull; obtuse
2.
a) taking a longer time than is expected or usual to act, move, go, happen, etc.
b) not hasty, quick, ready, or prompt [a slow retort, slow to anger]
3. making relatively little progress for the time spent; marked by low speed, rate of rhythm, etc.; not fast or rapid
4. holding back fast progress, development, etc.; making speed or progress difficult [a slow growing season, a slow track]
5. showing a time that is behind the correct time: said of a timepiece
6.
a) passing slowly or tediously [a slow afternoon]
b) not lively or interesting; dull or boring [a slow town]
7. characterized by little activity; slack [slow trading]
8. lacking in energy; sluggish
9. behind the times; out of fashion
10. burning so as to give off a low or moderate heat [a slow fire]
11. gradual, as growth
12. Photog.
a) having less sensitivity to light than other film, etc.: such film may require a longer exposure period
b) allowing less light to enter than other lenses
vt.
1. to make slow or slower
2. to retard; delay: Often with up or down
vi.
to go or become slow or slower: often with up or down
adv.
in a slow manner or at a slow speed; slowly
SYN.- STUPID
slowly
adv.
slowness
n.

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