1. (v.) imp. of to slay; Slew.

2. (superl.) Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.

3. (superl.) Not happening in a short time; gradual; late.

4. (superl.) Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue.

5. (superl.) Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive.

6. (superl.) Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.

7. (superl.) Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.

8. (superl.) Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.

9. (adv.) Slowly.

10. (v. t.) To render slow; to slacken the speed of; to retard; to delay; as, to slow a steamer.

11. (v. i.) To go slower; -- often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

12. (n.) A moth.

Boeotian Micawberish after time almost unheard-of ambling apathetic arid arrest arrested averse back backpedal backward backwater balking balky barren behind behind the times behind time behindhand belated belatedly benumbed blah blank blase blocked blockish bloodless blunt blunt-witted bone-lazy bored boring bovine brake cadging carefully cautious cautiously characterless check circumspect circumspectly claudicant clip the wings cloddish cold colorless conservative crawling crawlingly creeping creeping like snail creepingly curb dallying dawdling dead dead-and-alive debilitated decelerate deep into delay delayed delayed-action delaying deliberate deliberately dense detain detained dilatorily dilatory dillydallying dim dim-witted disinclined dismal do-nothing doless doltish dopey dormant dragging draggy draw rein drearisome dreary dronish drony droopy drugged dry dryasdust dull dull of mind dull-headed dull-pated dull-witted dumb dunch dusty ease off ease up easily easy easygoing effete elephantine empty enervated ergophobic etiolated exanimate fade faineant faltering falteringly far on fat-witted feebleminded flagging flat foot-dragging gentle gently good-for-nothing gradual gross-headed grudging half-witted halting haltingly hasteless heavy hebetudinous held up hesitant ho-hum hobbled hobbling hold back hold in check hold up hollow humdrum hung up idle idly imbecile impede in a bind in abeyance in low gear in march time in slow motion in slow tempo inactive inane inanimate indifferent indisposed indolent indolently inert inexcitable infrequent insipid jaded jammed jejune keep back lackadaisical laggard lagging languid languidly languorous languorously late latish lax lazy leaden leisurely let down let up lethargic lifeless limited limping limpingly lingering lingeringly listless loath loitering loiteringly lollygagging lose ground lose momentum lose speed low-spirited lumbering lumpish measurable measured moderate moderately monotonous moratory moribund moronic never on time nonaggressive none too soon not with it numb obstruct obstructed obtuse old-fashioned old-fogyish out of date out of it overdue pale pallid parasitic pedestrian perceptible perfunctory phlegmatic plodding pointless pokily poking pokingly poky ponderous pooped procrastinating procrastinative procrastinatory progressive quiet rare reef rein in relax relaxed relaxedly


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