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definition of the word slow

by the Wiktionnary

Old English slāw

slow (comparative slower, superlative slowest)

Positive
slow

Comparative
slower

Superlative
slowest

  1. Taking a long time to move or go a short distance, or to perform an action; not quick in motion; proceeding at a low speed; not rapid or swift; moderate; deliberate.
  2. Not happening in a short time; spread over a comparatively long time; gradual.
    These changes in the heavens, though slow, produced Like change on sea and land, sidereal blast. --Milton
  3. Of reduced intellectual capacity; not prompt or quick; not quick to comprehend; dull-witted.
    John is very slow; he is ten seconds behind everybody else when it comes to math.
  4. Not hasty; not precipitate; lacking in promptness; acting with deliberation; tardy; dilatory; sluggish; slothful; inactive.
    He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. --Prov. xiv. 29.
  5. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time.
    That clock is slow.
  6. Lacking spirit; boring; dull; deficient in liveliness or briskness.


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