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1    performed or occurring during a comparatively long interval of time  
2    lasting a comparatively long time  
a slow journey     
3    characterized by lack of speed  
a slow walker     
4    prenominal   adapted to or productive of slow movement  
the slow lane of a motorway     
5    (of a clock, etc.) indicating a time earlier than the correct time  
6    given to or characterized by a leisurely or lazy existence  
a slow town     
7    not readily responsive to stimulation; intellectually unreceptive  
a slow mind     
8    dull or uninteresting  
the play was very slow     
9    not easily aroused  
a slow temperament     
10    lacking promptness or immediacy  
a slow answer     
11    unwilling to perform an action or enter into a state  
slow to anger     
12    behind the times  
13    (of trade, etc.) unproductive; slack  
14    (of a fire) burning weakly  
15    (of an oven) cool  
16      (Photog)   requiring a relatively long time of exposure to produce a given density  
a slow lens     
17      (Sport)   (of a track, etc.) tending to reduce the speed of the ball or the competitors  
18      (Cricket)   (of a bowler, etc.) delivering the ball slowly, usually with spin  
19    in a manner characterized by lack of speed; slowly  
20    often foll by: up or down   to decrease or cause to decrease in speed, efficiency, etc.  
     (Old English slaw sluggish; related to Old High German sleo dull, Old Norse slær, Dutch sleeuw slow)  
   slowly             adv  
  slowness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


at a snail's pace, at one's leisure, by degrees, gradually, inchmeal, in one's own (good) time, leisurely, ploddingly, steadily, taking one's time, unhurriedly, with leaden steps  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

See also:

slow, sallowy, sallowly, sloppily

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