lose velocity; move more slowly
The car decelerated
become slow or slower
Production slowed
cause to proceed more slowly
The illness slowed him down
Synonym: slow down, slow up
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
at a slow tempo
the band played a slow waltz
(used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
the clock is slow
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
Synonym: easy, slowly, tardily
of timepieces
the clock is almost an hour slow|my watch is running behind
Synonym: behind
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|dumb officials make some really dumb decisions|he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse|worked with the slow students
Synonym: obtuse, dumb, dull, dim, dense
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|tedious days on the train|the tiresome chirping of a cricket|other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
(of business) not active or brisk
business is dull (or slow)|a sluggish market
Synonym: dull, sluggish
Antonym: fast