Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun poky

1 sense of poky

Sense 1
jail, jailhouse, gaol, clink, slammer, poky, pokey -- (a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence))
       => correctional institution -- (a penal institution maintained by the government)

Antonyms of adj poky

2 senses of poky

Sense 1
dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey -- (wasting time)

INDIRECT (VIA slow) -> fast -- (acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car")

Sense 2
jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky -- (small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns")

INDIRECT (VIA provincial) -> cosmopolitan -- (composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests; "his cosmopolitan benevolence impartially extended to all races and to all creeds"- T.B. Macaulay; "the ancient and cosmopolitan societies of Syria and Egypt"; "that queer, cosmopolitan, rather sinister crowd found around the Marseilles docks")

Similarity of adj poky

2 senses of poky

Sense 1
dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey -- (wasting time)
       => slow (vs. fast) -- (not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time; "a slow walker"; "the slow lane of traffic"; "her steps were slow"; "he was slow in reacting to the news"; "slow but steady growth")

Sense 2
jerkwater, one-horse, pokey, poky -- (small and remote and insignificant; "a jerkwater college"; "passed a series of poky little one-horse towns")
       => provincial (vs. cosmopolitan) -- (characteristic of the provinces or their people; "deeply provincial and conformist"; "in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"; "narrow provincial attitudes")

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