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  • (of business) not active or brisk
    • business is dull (or slow)
    • a sluggish market
  • 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
  • (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
    • the clock is 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
  • at a slow tempo
    • the band played a slow waltz
  • 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
  • of timepieces
    • the clock is almost an hour slow
    • my watch is running behind
  • 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
  • cause to proceed more slowly
    • The illness slowed him down
  • become slow or slower
    • Production slowed
  • lose velocity; move more slowly
    • The car decelerated
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