Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb slow

3 senses of slow

Sense 1
decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard -- (lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated")
       => decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

Sense 2
slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken -- (become slow or slower; "Production slowed")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

Sense 3
slow, slow down, slow up -- (cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down")
       => decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard -- (lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated")

Antonyms of adj slow

6 senses of slow

Sense 1
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")

fast (vs. slow) -- (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")
        => accelerated -- (speeded up, as of an academic course; "in an accelerated program in school")
        => alacritous -- (quick and eager; "an alacritous response to the invitation")
        => blistering, hot, red-hot -- (very fast; capable of quick response and great speed; "a hot sports car"; "a blistering pace"; "got off to a hot start"; "in hot pursuit"; "a red-hot line drive")
        => double-quick -- ((of a marching cadence) very quick)
        => express -- (without unnecessary stops; "an express train"; "an express shipment")
        => fast-breaking -- (occurring rapidly as a series of events in rapid succession; "the broadcast was interrupted by a fast-breaking news story about the invasion")
        => fast-paced -- (of communication that proceeds rapidly; "a fast-paced talker"; "fast-paced fiction")
        => fleet, swift -- (moving very fast; "fleet of foot"; "the fleet scurrying of squirrels"; "a swift current"; "swift flight of an arrow"; "a swift runner")
        => high-speed, high-velocity -- (operating at high speed; "a high-speed food processor"; "a high-velocity shell")
        => hurrying, scurrying -- (moving with great haste; "affection for this hurrying driving...little man"; "lashed the scurrying horses")
        => immediate, prompt, quick, straightaway -- (performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "a prompt reply"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial")
        => instantaneous, instant (prenominal) -- (occurring with no delay; "relief was instantaneous"; "instant gratification")
        => meteoric -- (like a meteor in speed or brilliance or transience; "a meteoric rise to fame")
        => quick, speedy -- (accomplished rapidly and without delay; "was quick to make friends"; "his quick reaction prevented an accident"; "hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem"; "a speedy recovery"; "he has a right to a speedy trial")
        => rapid -- (done or occurring in a brief period of time; "a rapid rise through the ranks")
        => rapid, speedy -- (characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed; "a rapid movement"; "a speedy car"; "a speedy errand boy")
        => smart -- (quick and brisk; "I gave him a smart salute"; "we walked at a smart pace")
        => winged -- (very fast; as if with wings; "on winged feet")
        => windy -- (resembling the wind in speed, force, or variability; "a windy dash home")

Sense 2
slow (vs. fast) -- (at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz")

fast (vs. slow) -- (at a rapid tempo; "the band played a fast fox trot")
        => allegro -- ((of tempo) fast)
        => allegretto -- ((of tempo) faster than allegro)
        => andantino -- ((of tempo) moderately fast)
        => presto -- ((of tempo) very fast)
        => prestissimo -- ((of tempo) as fast as possible)
        => vivace -- ((of tempo) very fast and lively)

Sense 3
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow -- (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "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"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students")

INDIRECT (VIA stupid) -> smart -- (showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness)

Sense 4
slow (vs. fast) -- ((used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow")

fast (vs. slow) -- ((used of timepieces) indicating a time ahead of or later than the correct time; "my watch is fast")

Sense 5
boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome -- (so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "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"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome")

INDIRECT (VIA uninteresting) -> interesting -- (arousing or holding the attention)

Sense 6
dull, slow, sluggish -- ((of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market")

INDIRECT (VIA inactive) -> active -- (full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account")

Similarity of adj slow

6 senses of slow

Sense 1
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")
       => bumper-to-bumper -- (used of traffic; "bumper-to-bumper traffic")
       => dilatory, laggard, poky, pokey -- (wasting time)
       => drawn-out -- ((used of speech) uttered slowly with prolonged vowels)
       => lazy -- (moving slowly and gently; "up a lazy river"; "lazy white clouds"; "at a lazy pace")
       => long-play, long-playing -- ((used of records) playing at a slower speed and for a longer time than earlier records)
       => slow-moving -- (moving slowly; "slow-moving cars")
       => sluggish, sulky -- (moving slowly; "a sluggish stream")
          Also See-> gradual#1; unhurried#1

Sense 2
slow (vs. fast) -- (at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz")
       => adagio -- ((of tempo) leisurely)
       => andante -- ((of tempo) moderately slow)
       => lento -- ((of tempo) slow)
       => lentissimo -- ((of tempo) very slow)
       => largo -- (very slow in tempo and broad in manner)
       => larghetto -- ((of tempo) less slow and broad than largo)
       => larghissimo -- ((of tempo) as slow and broad as possible)
       => moderato -- ((of tempo) moderate)

Sense 3
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow -- (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "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"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students")
       => stupid (vs. smart) -- (lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity)

Sense 4
slow (vs. fast) -- ((used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow")

Sense 5
boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome -- (so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "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"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome")
       => uninteresting (vs. interesting) -- (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip")

Sense 6
dull, slow, sluggish -- ((of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market")
       => inactive (vs. active) -- (lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery")

Synonyms of adv slow

2 senses of slow

Sense 1
slowly, slow, easy, tardily -- (without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly'); "he spoke slowly"; "go easy here--the road is slippery"; "glaciers move tardily"; "please go slow so I can see the sights")

Sense 2
behind, slow -- (of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch is running behind")

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