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Meaning of slow

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: 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" [syn: {slowly}, {slow}, {easy},
             {tardily}] [ant: {apace}, {chop-chop}, {quickly},
             {rapidly}, {speedily}]
      2: of timepieces; "the clock is almost an hour slow"; "my watch
         is running behind" [syn: {behind}, {slow}]
      adj 1: 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" [ant: {fast}]
      2: at a slow tempo; "the band played a slow waltz" [ant: {fast}]
      3: 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" [syn: {dense}, {dim}, {dull}, {dumb},
         {obtuse}, {slow}]
      4: (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the
         correct time; "the clock is slow" [ant: {fast}]
      5: 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" [syn: {boring}, {deadening},
         {dull}, {ho-hum}, {irksome}, {slow}, {tedious}, {tiresome},
      6: (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or
         slow)"; "a sluggish market" [syn: {dull}, {slow}, {sluggish}]
      v 1: lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated"
           [syn: {decelerate}, {slow}, {slow down}, {slow up},
           {retard}] [ant: {accelerate}, {quicken}, {speed}, {speed
      2: become slow or slower; "Production slowed" [syn: {slow},
         {slow down}, {slow up}, {slack}, {slacken}]
      3: cause to proceed more slowly; "The illness slowed him down"
         [syn: {slow}, {slow down}, {slow up}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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