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Slack nPart of a rope which hangs loose. 2. seasonal time or period when trade is not brisk. 3. a quiet time. 4. synonyms: easy, backward, slow, +++
Slack adjNot taunt;; closely drawn together; not holding fast. 2. remiss about one's duties; easy-going.
Slack phr"Slacken Off" - to lessen one's energies; to ease off; to mitigate; reduce the strength of. 2. to be less demanding or intense or ease off. 3. to procrastinate, to be lazy.
Slack-baked adjNot thoroughly cooked; underdone.
Slacken vbTo make or become slack. 2. to loosen, moderate, relax, lessen, diminish, abate, slake. 3. to become slack; to lose cohesion, to abate, relax, languish, flag. 4. dodge work, shirk or avoid duty or responsibility.
Slackening nThe act by which something slackens; loss of speed, tautness, etc.
Slacker nOe who shirks work; a lazy person; an indifferent worker.
Slackerdom nThe world or lifestyle of slackers; laziness.
Slackerish adjSomewhat easy-going way and relaxed.
Slackerishly advIn a somehat easy-going, relaxed manner.
Slack-handed adjCareless or remiss in working.
Slack-handedness nThe state or quality of being slack-handed.
Slack-in-Stays adjSlow in going about, as a ship.
Slackline n(Forestry, mining, sports) A length of cable, rope, or webbing that hangs loosely from its points of suspension.
Slacklining nA sport resembling tightrope walking but with the rope or webbing only partially taut.
Slackly advIn a slack manner.
Slackness nThe state of being slack; the quality of having slack.
Slacks nLoose pants worn at work or play by men or women.
Slack water nA tide near the turn of a tide, especially at low tide. 2. a condition where there is no horizontal flow of water at a place. 2. ebb-tide, turn of the tide.
Slade nA valley, little dell or dingle. 2. an open space between banks or woods; a peat spade; a forest slade. 3. a strip of greensward or boggy land. 4. a sloping pathway. 5. a long, flat plate on a plow for overcoming inequalities in the ground.
Slake vbTo be slack, less active or intense, abate. 2. to diminish the intensity of one's efforts. 2. to do something or undertake something with less energy. 3. to manifest a weakening or decrease in some specified respect. 4. to fall away in one's endeavors; become less decisive. 5. to depart, go away, leave. 6. to become relaxed, slack or loose. 7. to decrease in intensity or force. 8. to become less violent, oppressive or part of, to abate, moderate, mitigate, assuage. 9. to burn less strongly, die down or away, go out. 10. to become weaker or fainter; to lessen, fall off. 11. to come to an end, cease, become extinct. 12. to grow less in number, quantity, voice. 13. to quench a thirst, allay a fear, assuage emotional pain or extinguish a flame or fire. 14. to cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water.
Slaked lime nHydrate of lime, formed by mixing quick lime and water,
Slakeless adjThat which cannot be or is incapable of being slaked, quenched, mitigated, satiated, assuaged, extinguished.
Slaker nOne who mitigates, assuages, abates.
Slatch nThe slack of a rope. 2. a short period or interval of fine weather. 3. a short breeze.
Slay vbTo kill intentionally or with premeditation. 2. to kill with violence; put to death with a weapon. 3. kill, put an end to, destroy, murder, slaughter, butcher. 4. to smite, strike, hit.
Slaying nThe act of killing intentionally, murderer, butcher, slaughter, destroy.
Slayer nSomeone who causes the death of a person or animal. 2. one who slays, killer, murderer, butcher, destroyer of life, bloodshedder, bloodspiller.
Slaying nThe act of killing intentionally, murderer, butcher, slaughter, destroy.
Sleat vbTo bait an animal with dogs. 2.to hunt after something. 3. to incite, set the dogs on.
Sleating nHunting, baiting, instigation, persecute. (lit and fig)
Sleave nSomething tangled, matted, knotted or unspun, as sleave silk, floss or thread.
Sleaved vbSeparated, as a mass of threads, disentangled. 2. divided, split, rend, torn apart; disentangled.
Sleck vbTo extinguish or quench (a fire). 2. assuage, moderate. 3. to cool by means of water. 4. to slake or slack.
Sledge nA large, heavy hammer wielded with one or both hands, for blacksmith's use, or for breaking stone etc.; a sledgehammer.
Sledge vbTo hammer, strike, break with a sledge. 2. to strike or smite with great, sometimes unnecessarily severe, force or might.
Sledgehammer nA large, heavy hammer wielded with one or both hands, for blacksmith's use, or for breaking stone etc.; a sledge or sledgehammer.
Sledgehammer phr"Crack a Nut with a Sledgehammer" - to take quite disproportionate steps to settle what is really a very small matter. 2. break a butterfly on a wheel
Sleek adjA later variant of slick. (of hair, fur, or skin or of an animal or person with such hair) smooth and glossly. 2. looking well-fed and comfortable. 3. ingratiating. 4. (of a thing) smooth and polished.
Sleek vbMake sleek especially by stroking or pressing down.
Sleeken vbTo make or become sleek.
Sleekly advIn a sleeky way or manner.
Sleekness nThe quality or state of being sleek; smoothness.
Sleekstone nA whetstone used for smoothing.
Sleeky adjOf a smooth or glossy appearance.
Sleep nA state or period of complete or partial unconsciousness, normal and periodic in humans and higher animals. 2. prolonged period of sleep or hibernation. 3. slumber, nap, doze, kip, inactivity, torpor or rest. 4. death; the rest of the grave.
Sleep vbTo fall asleep. 2. to become numb, often with a tingling sensation (pins and needles). 3. to be quite, inactive, dormant. 4. to be lacking vigilant, to live thoughtlessly, to be careless or inattentive. 5. to rest or repose; to be dead. 6. to be unused or unagitated. 7. to provide with sleeping quarters.
Sleep phr"Get to Sleep" - manage to fall asleep.
Sleep phr"Go to Sleep" - go into a state of sleep. 2. become inactive.
Sleep phr"In One's Sleep" - while asleep.
Sleep phr"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" - avoid stirring up trouble. 2. refrain from raising an issue which is not obviously requiring attention. 3. leave well alone; don't interfere.
Sleep phr"Not Sleep a Wink" - not sleep at all; stay awake despite wanting to fall asleep.
Sleep phr"One's Last Sleep" - death.
Sleep phr"Put to Sleep" - anesthetize. 2. (euphemism) kill (an animal) painlessly.
Sleep phr"Sleep At Noon" - a plant (Tragopogon pratensis) which closes its flowers at midday; Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon.
Sleep phr"Sleep Away" - to eliminate, get rid by sleeping it off.
Sleep phr"Sleep Drunk" - slowed or weakened by recent sleep; drowsy; groggy.
Sleep phr"Sleep In" - remain asleep later than usual in the morning; oversleep. 2. sleep by night at one's place of work; live in.
Sleep phr"Sleep Like a Dog" - sleep soundly and heavily and/or comfortably.
Sleep phr"Sleep Like a Top" - sleep soundly and heavily and/or comfortably.
Sleep phr"Sleep Off" - to cure, rid or mitigate the after effects of over-indulgence, indigestion, especially a hangover by sleeping it off.
Sleep phr"Sleep On It" - (idiomatic) to postpone (a decision) at least overnight, to avoid making a hasty choice.
Sleep phr"Sleep On One's Rights" - fail to exercise some entitlement within a reasonable period.
Sleep phr"Sleep Out" - sleep by night outdoors or not at one's place of work.
Sleep phr"Sleep Over" - to postpone one's decision to the morning.
Sleep phr"Sleep Rough" - to sleep, or bedded down, in the open air (such as on the streets, or in doorways, parks or bus shelters); people in buildings or other places not designed for habitation (such as barns, sheds, car parks, cars, derelict boats.
Sleep phr"Sleep Together" - (idiomatic, euphemistic) to have sex with. 2. (idiomatic) to be intimate with another person in the same bed. 3. sleep with, have it off, lie with; copulate, make love, commit adultery.
Sleep phr"Sleep Under the Same Bridge" - (idiomatic) a critique of a law where circumstances are ignored.

2. to be formally, but not actually, equal under the law. Origin: An allusion to “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under the bridge, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

Sleep phr"Sleep with One's Eyes Open" - basically, being very cautious, careful or attentive.
Sleep phr"Sleep With One's Fathers" - to be dead, passed away.
Sleep phr"Sleep with the Fishes" - be buried at sea.
Sleep phr"Spend a Sleepless Night" - to worry about something.
Sleep-bringing adjA sedative, soporific, slumbrous, lethargic.
Sleeper nOne who sleeps; figuratively, a dead person. 2. a railroad sleeping car?. 3. a hibernating animal. 4. a heavy beam resting on or in the ground, as a support for a roadway or rails, etc .; like a support of iron or stone; also a timber on or near the ground for the lower joists of a building. 5. a play, motion picture, recording or book which achieves unexpected and striking success.
Sleepfilled adjWeary, ready to fall asleep, yawny.
Sleepful adjStrongly inclined to sleep.
Sleepfulness nThe quality of being sleepful.
Sleepily advIn a drowsy manner.
Sleepiness nThe property of being sleepy.
Sleeping nThe state of resting in sleep. 2. state of not being raised or discussed.
Sleeping vbResting or reposing in sleep; inducing sleep; adapted for sleeping.
Sleeping sickness nA disease caused by the bite of the tsetse-fly, resulting in extreme lethargy, recurrent fever, headaches and terminating in somnolence and death. 2. condition suffered by one who is frequently late for work and appointments.
Sleepingly advSleepily; while falling asleep.
Sleepish adjSleepy, drowsy.
Sleep-learning nLearning by hearing during sleep, using electrical and electronic devices to teach, for example, a foreign language to someone who is asleep.
Sleepless adjCharacterized by being unable to sleep; wakeful, restless, unquiet. 2. continually active or moving; alert or vigilant; unremitting.
Sleeplessly advIn a sleepless manner.
Sleeplessness nThe property of being sleepless; lack of sleep.
Sleeplike adjResembling or characteristic of sleep
Sleep-loving nFond of sleep.
Sleeper nest nA group, such as plotters, terrorists, partisans ("Sleepers") awaiting a pre-arranged signal to launch a military attack.
Sleepness nthe state, condition or instance of sleeping; sleepfulness.
Sleep-out nAn outbuilding providing sleeping accommodation.
Sleep-over nAn occasion of spending the night away from home
Sleepover adjinvolving or relating to spending the night way from home.
Sleep-sack nKind of wearable blanket for a baby.
Sleep shirtnSleepwear resembling a long shirt.
Sleep-spindle nA burst of oscillatory brain activity during stage two sleep.
Sleep-start nA hypnic jerk or involuntary twitch which occurs just as a person is beginning to fall asleep, often causing monetary wakefulness
Sleep-talk nTo talk unconsciously in one's sleep.
Sleep-talking nUnconscious talking in one's sleep.
Sleep-talker nA person who talks unconsciously in one's sleep.
Sleep-waker nOne in a state of magnetic or mesmeric sleep.
Sleep waking nA state of magnetic or mesmeric sleep.
Sleep-walk nWalk or perform other actions while asleep.
Sleepwalker nSomnambulist: a person who walks during sleep.
Sleep-walking nThe action of walking by a person who is asleep; somnambulate, night-wandering, night-walking.
Sleepward advTowards sleep.
Sleepwear nGarments designed to be worn in bed; night clothes.
Sleepwise advIn terms of sleep.
Sleepwort nThe lettuce, Lactuca sativa, from its mild narcotic properties.
Sleepy adjInclined to sleep; drowsy, sluggish, dull, heavy, indolent. 2. conducive to sleep; strongly inclined, or about ready to fall sleep. 3. habitually indolent or unobservant. 4. said of pears and other fruits when they are beginning to rot.
Sleepy-dust nRheum crusted around the eyes from sleep.
Sleepy-head nA sleepy or inattentive person.
Sleepy-headed adjVery tired, about to fall asleep.
Sleepy hollow nAny village far removed from the activities of the outside world. (from Washington Irving's story the Legend of Sleepy Hollow).
Sleepy-time nAn expression addressed to very young children telling them that it is time for them to go to bed.
Sleepy wood nA term applied to wood over-dried through imperfect kiln-seasoning.
Sleet n? Probably from OE
Sleeve nThe part of a garment that covers the arm. 2. a (usually tubular) covering or lining to protect a piece of machinery etc.

3. a protective jacket or case, especially for a record, containing art and information about the contents; also the analogous leaflet found in a packaged CD. 4. a tattoo covering the whole arm. 5. a narrow channel of water. 6. (US) a long, cylindrical plastic bag of cookies or crackers. 7. (electrical) a double tube of copper into which the ends of bare wires are pushed so that when the tube is twisted an electrical connection is made. 8. a long-nut with right-and-left hand threads to adjust the tension in metal rod connection.

Sleeve phr"Hang Up One's Sleeve" - to listen devoutly to what one says. 2. to surrender freedom of thought and action to the judgement of others.
Sleeve phr"In One's Shirt Sleeves" - work in an office without a coat.
Sleeve phr"Keep Up One's Sleeve" - concealed but ready for use in the future; in reserve, as a conjurer.
Sleeve phr"Laugh Up One's Sleeve" - to be inwardly amused at someone. 2. laugh surreptitiously (at someone).
Sleeve phr"Wear One's Heart On One's Sleeve" - to lack the reserve expected of one. 2. display one's feelings openly. 3. to expose one's feelings to the eyes of the world. It's likely that this phrase comes from medieval jousts, where a 'sleeve' referred to a piece of armor which covered and protected the arm. Knights would often wear a lady's token around their sleeve of armor.
Sleeve-board nA small ironing board for pressing sleeves.
Sleeved adjFitted with sleeves.
Sleeve-fish nThe calmary, squid or cuttlefish.
Sleeve-handadjThe part of a sleeve nearest to the hand; a cuff or wristband.
Sleeve-holder nA band made of fabric, elastic or coiled wire worn on the upper arm to hold the shirtsleeve up and prevent the cuff from protruding too far out of the jacket sleeve.
Sleeveless adjHaving no sleeves. 2. unprofitable, fruitless, futile, as a sleeveless undertaking.
Sleeve-like adjResembling a sleeve or some aspect of one.
Sleeve-nut nA long nut with a right hand and left-hand screw thread for drawing together pipes or shafts conversely threaded
Sleeving nTubular covering for electric cable etc.
Sleight nSlaughter
Slench vbTo slink, sneak.
Sletch vbTo render slack or relaxed. 2. to assuage, mitigate. 3. to abode, slacken.
Sleuth adjSloth, slothful, laziness, slowness, slow-moving, slow,
Sleuth vbTo be slothful, to waste in sloth.
Sley n(O.E. slege) the reed guiding the waro threads of a loom. 2. in knitting machines a groove, lot or bar for directing the action of a part.
Sley vbTo separate and arrange the threads of (yarn) in a reed for weaving.
Slick nA smooth place on the surface of water, as from oil or the presence of fish. 2. a sleek place in the hair of an animal. 2.a woodcarvers chisel with a wide carving edge for paring the sides of mortises and tenons.
Slick vbTo make smooth, trim, glossly or oily. 2. to trim up, make presentable, slick up.
Slick adj????- sleek.. smooth, sleek; slippery. 2. flattering, smoothed-tongued; obsequious, quick in reply, plausible. 3. ready-witted; smart; deft, clever; dexterously done, smooth-running. 5. tricky, specious, . 4. of an animal healthy and plump. 5.smooth; oily, as the surface of water. 5. glazed, as paper; as magazines printed on glazed paper. 6. agreeable, excellent, as a slick time.
Slick advDeftly; cleverly, simultaneously; at once; head on; smoothly, easily performed
Slick vbTo sleek; make glossy.
Slick phr"Slick Down" - flatten down one's hair close to the head with oil.
Slickensided adjPolished and striated surface on rocks, caused by friction under pressure.???
Slickness nThe property of being slick.
Slide nThe act of sliding. 2 small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be put for closer study. 3. a rapid movement or sliding up or down or the falling or slipping of a large mass of earth, rock, ice or snow; an avalanche. 4. a children's plaything, involving a metal sloping channel.. 4. an inclined plane or channel on which persons, goods etc., slide down to a lower level. 5. a sliding part of a mechanism. 6. a groove, rail etc., on which something slides. 7. in music a series of short notes leading smoothly to a principal note.
Slide vbTo slip smoothly, easily along; to pass along or cause to slide over a surface with a smooth slipping movement. 2. to slide along ice. 3. to move or pass imperceptibly, smoothly, swiftly, or easily; to pass gradually or imperceptibly. 4. to make a moral slip, err, sin. 5. to lose one's equilibrium or foothold. 6. to move, put, enter, slide in or into etc., with quietness, deftness, dexterity
Slide phr"Let Things Slide" - be negligent, neglect to do something, allow deterioration.
Slide phr"Slide off" - to slip of fall off. 2. to leave a place, a meeting , etc., without being noticed; slip of, slip away. 3.
Slide phr"Slide Out" - a section of a recreational vehicle that can be extended from the main body of a vehicle when parked to form aseparate room.
Slide back nA sliding door.
Slide-board nA playground's slide.
Slide fastener nA zip fastener or zipper.
Slide-knot nA slip-knot, particularly one made of two half-hitches on a fishing line.
Slider nPart of an instrument which slides. 2. one who or that which slides.
Slide rest nAn adjustable tool-holder on a turning lathe capable of longitudinal and cross transverse.
Slide-show nA presentation of a series of photographic slides, usually with a spoken or recorded explanation.
Slide-whistle nA wind instrument consisting of a fipple like a recorder's and a tube with a piston in it, the pitch being varied with a slide used as a sound effect to accompany pratfalls in slapstick.
Slideware nPresentation software.
Slideway nA slide.
Slidey nOne adverse to work and eager to leave early. 2. tending to slide or cause sliding; slippery; slidy.
Slidewire na bare wire of uniform resistance per unit of length, used for electrical measurement.
Sliding nA motion of something that slides .
Sliding adjdesigned to be able to slide to slide.
Sliding door nA door that opens and closes by sliding to the side, sometimes one of the pair.
Slidingly advWith a sliding motion.
Slidingness nThe quality of being able to slide.
Sliding roof nPart of a roof (in a theatre, motor car etc) made able to slide and so form an opening in sultry weather.
Sliding seat nA seat able to slide to and fro on runners etc., especially in a racing or rowing) boat to adjust the length of a stroke of the rowers.
Sliding shutters nThose that slide either horizontally or vertically.
Sliding ways nThe stout or heavy timbers forming part of a ship's launching ways which rest on greased standing-ways and move with the ship when launched.
Slidy adjSlippery; tending to slide or cause sliding; slippery; slidey.
Slifter n(O.E. slifan, to cleave) crevasse or crack.
Slike nMud, slime, sludge.
Slime nSoft, thin, sticky, runny, slimy, mud or filth. 2. any moist viscous fluid, esp. noxious or unpleasant. 3. mucous substance or exudation produced by various organisms, suc as slugs, snails, fish etc. 4. any soft, sticky or dirty thing; hence, any offensive quality or thing. 5. soft, moist, adhesive mud or earth, muck.
Slime vbTo cover or be covered with slime or similar sticky, viscous substance or exudation. 2. to smear with slime; stain with slime.
Slime-bucket nA slang term of a abuse.
Slime-eel nThe hagfish (Myxinidae) an eel-like fish, having a sucking mouth with rasping teeth and sometimes used as food or for eelskin leather.
Slime-head nAny of the long-lived, deep sea fish forming the family Trachichthyidae.
Slime-hole nA lousy, disreputable or disgusting place. 2. derogatory term (of abuse).
Slimeless adjFree of slime.
Slimelike adjResembling or characteristic of slime.
Slime-mold nA spore bearing micro-organism secreting slime; especially, belonging to the class, myxomycetes.
Slime-pit nA cesspool, insalubrious surroundings or city sector. 2. a collection of people of low socioeconomic status, living in slimy, unwholesome town or city.
Slimily advIn a slimely way. 2. of a creepy or perverse manner.
Sliminess nThe property of being slimy
Slimy adjOf the consistency of slime; covered, smeared with, or full of slime. 2. colloquial disgusting dishonest, meek or flattering. 3. slippery, hard to hold.
Slink vbOf persons or animals: to creep or crawl (reptiles). 2. to go move in a stealthy way. 3. walk in a quiet way or sneaky manner. 4. to slink away or reduce by miscarriage. 5. to skulk or hide oneself away. 6. to avoid, shirk, evade, withdraw. 7.to turn the eyes in a furtive way.
Slink nA person who moves about stealthy, slyly or secretly. 2. a sneaking, shirking cowardly fellow. 3. a shulk, a sneak. 4. a manner of moving or walking in a slinking, sneaking, stealthily pace or tread. 5. a submissive. 6. a downcast or furtive look or glance. 7. an animal that brings forth it's young abortively or prematurely. 8. an abortive animal or human. 9. an illegitimate child, bastard, love-child. 10. a reptile or creepy-crawly; a lizard.
Slink phr"Slink Away" - leave in a guilty, quiet, surreptitious way.
Slinkend nCreepy-crawly, bugs in general; reptiles, slinks, slithers
Slinker nOne who or that which slinks about.
Slinkily advIn a slinking manner.
Slinkiness nSlyness, stealth-fullness, furtiveness, sneaking of manner or bearing
Slinking nThat which slinks, moves, walks etc. in a furtive or slinky manner or whose actions are marked by stealth or secrecy.
Slinkingly advIn a slinking manner.
Slink-meat nDiseased meat sold by disreputable butchers.
Slink skin nThe skin of an animal born prematurely or leather made of it.
Slink-weed nRose-bay, willow-herb, cardinal flower. (Some believe that it causes cows and other field animals to miscarry)
Slinky adjOf a woman, sinuous, slender, gliding; also often of her garments or clothing. 2. of garments, tight or close-fitting. 3. of persons and animals, stealthy, furtive, dexterous (with varying degrees of approval.
Slip nA soft, semi-liquid mass, mud, slime, dung. 2. potter's clay. 3. curdled milk.
Slipper adjOE.(slipor) deceitful, unreliable, forgetful, voluble.
Slit nA long narrow cut or opening.
Slit vbTo cut apart or open along a line. 2. to make a long cut, fissure or opening. 3. to cut into strips lengthwise. 4. to sever.
Slit phr"Slit Up" make a narrow opening at the back of a garment etc.
Slite vbTo impair by wear, to wear out. 2. to whet, sharpen.
Slit-eyed adjHaving long narrow eyes.
Slither nAn instance of sliding unsteadily; go with an irregular slipping motion
Slither vbTo slide unsteadily; go with an irregular slipping motion.
Slithery adjSlippery, deceitful, untidy.
Slitty adj(Used derogatory of the eyes) long and narrow supposedly denoting slyness
Sliver n???
Sloe nA small plum-like astringent fruit. 2. the shrub Prunus spinoza that bears it; the blackthorn, the black thaw. 3. the wild yellow plum, Prunus america; also the Allegheny plum. 4.something or some type of thing with little or no value. 3. the apple of one's eye.
Sloe-eyed adjHaving eyes dark as sloes.
Slop nProbably related to slip, water carelessly spilled; a puddle. 2. semi-liquid food; dirty liquid; water which in anything has been washed or rinsed.
Slop vbTo spill, to soil by spilling over.
Slop phr"Slop Out" - (of prisoners in jail) - empty away dirty water, dregs, urine etc from vessels which have been kept overnight in the cells.
Slop phr"Slop Over" - spill heavily over the egde of a vessel.
Slopily advIn a sloppy fashion.
Sloppiness nThe state or quality of being sloppy; muddy; mawkish.
Sloppy adjWet, muddy, puddly watery. 2. weak, slovenly, slipshod, untidy. 3. maudlin, mawkishly, sentimental.
Sloom nA gentle sleep or slumber; a doze.??????
Sloomy vbTo sleep lightly or gently. 2, to doze, nap, kip; take forty winks.??????
Sloth nThe animal -- the Sloth -- known for it's slowness of movement. 2. physical or mental inactivity, disinclination to action, exertion or labour. 3. sluggishness, idleness, indolence, laziness, tardiness, slowness. 5. a slough or muddy, miry place.
Sloth vbTo allow to slip through because of slothfulness, delay or neglect. 2. to waste, pass away time, in idleness. 3. to be indolent or lazy.
Sloth bear nA large-lipped shaggy bear of India, Melursus ursinus.
Slothful adjCharacterized by, or full of sloth, slothy, indisposed to exertion, inactive, indolent, lazy, sluggish.
Slothfully advIn a slothful manner; lazily.
Slothfulness nThe state or quality of being slothful: lazy, inactive, indolent, slothy.
Slothlike adjResembling or characteristic of a sloth in some aspect.
Slough nA state of moral degradation in which a person sinks or has sunk. 2. soft mud, mud-pool, mire, cesspool; a miasma. 3. a side channel of a river; or a natural channel or waterway that is only filled sporadically with water. 4. a type of wetland – usually a swamp, a shallow lake, or a backwater branching from or feeding into a river – in which water tends to be stagnant or flows only very slowly on a seasonal basis.
Sloughy adjAbounding in mud, mire, slush, miasmic.
Slow adjNot moving quickly, taking a long time; not happening in a short time, gradual, late. 2. slow to be understood, lacking intellectual activity; stupid or obtuse; inertia of intellect, heavy in wit, not alert, not ready, not prompt or quick, dilatory, dull, slow in speech. 3. lacking in interest as to be cause mental weariness; not alert or spirited. 4. boring, deadening, irksome, tedious, wearisome, not hast, uninclined, tardy, unprecipitous. 5. of commercial matters in business: not achieved with briskness.
Slow vbTo lose velocity or speed; lose speed gradually, proceed more slowly. 2. to render slow or slow up. 3. to slacken the speed of, to retard, delay, to go slower.
Slow phr"Slow As a Snail" - extremely slow.
Slow phr"Slow Down" - a reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production. 2. cause to live, work etc in a less active and intense way (because one's health is in danger). 3. work less energetically or effectively because of age, poor health etc.
Slow phr"Slow In" - (animation) to adjust the spacing of inbetween frames so as to smoothly decelerate movement of an object as it comes to rest.
Slow phr"Slowly Bleed to Death" - be heading in gradual steps towards ruin. 2. death by a thousand cuts.
Slow phr"Slow Off the Mark" - to be slow to start something.
Slow phr"Slow On the Uptake" - dull, stupid, silly.
Slow phr"Slow Out" - (animation) to adjust the spacing of intermediate frames so as to smoothly accelerate movement of an object as it comes to a resting position.
Slow phr"Slow Up" - to slow, slow down, decelerate.
Slowback nA lubber, an idle fellow, a dullard, a loiterer.
Slow-belly nA lazy person, an indolent glutton.
Slow-burn adjA gradually increasing feeling of anger and frusrtation.
Slow-downnA go-slow industrial dispute where the worker work strictly to the letter of their industrial laws and awards. 2. the act of slowing down, slackening of pace or falling behind. 3. a lag, a bind, dive, dwindling, wane. ebbing, hold-up, letdown, let-up, outlaw strike, wildcat strike, a walkout.
Slowen vbTo make or become slow.
Slowdown nThe action of slowing down; a go-slow.
Slow-footed adjMoving slowly on foot.
Slow hound nA sleuth hound.
Slowiness nThe slowing or delaying of something.
Slowing adjDeceleration or a slowing down
Slowish adjSomwhat slow or tardy.
Slowliness nUnskilfullness, resulting from the lack of training, awkwardness, ineptitude, maladroitness. 2. a rate demonstrating an absence of haste, slowness, deliberation, unhurriedness. 3. lack of normal development or intellectual capacities; retardation, retardation, slowness. 4. quality or state of being slow.
Slowly advWithout speed, tardily. 2. of clocks, timepieces etc, behind, incorrect in time; indicating a time earlier than the correct time.
Slowness nThe quality or state of being slow. 2. physics, a unit, the reciprocal of velocity that delineates the amount of time reqiuired for an object to travel a given distance.
Slow-news day nA time when a media organization publishes trivial stories due to the lack of more substantial topics.
Slow oven nAn oven that is needed with a comparatively cool temperature, typically not more than 150C or 300F.
Slow--sighted adjSlow to see or observe.
Slowsome adjTypified by slowness or slow-some manner; characteristically slow.
Slowsome advIn a characteristically slow or slowsome manner; slowly.
Slow street nA state or quality on which the traffic has been slowed down, often limited to 30kmh or less by using traffic management devices.
Slowth nSloth. 2. slow economic growth. 3. slowness.
Slow-walk nTo delay a request oe command. 2. drag one's feet. 3. stall, obstruct, delay.
Slow watch nA process that appears to be going more slowly if one waits for it to happen, rather engaging inits progress (a boiling pot).
Slow-witted adjRetarded in intellectual developments, backward, half-witted, feeble-minded, inert, mentally inattentive, dull of apprehension, not processing quickly intellectually.
Slow-wittedness nQuality of being slow mentally and limited intellectually.
Slow worm nO.E (slaywyrm), a slay worm because ignorantly it was considered dangerous. 2. a small European legless or limbless lizard giving birth to live young. The blind worm or grass snake is a small limbless lizard, which is neither (a misnomer) blind nor slow moving.
Slumber nLight sleep; sleep that is not deep or sound; doze, rset, repose, snooze, nap.
Slumber vbTo sleep lightly' to doze; to sleep. 2. to be in a state of negligence, sloth or inactivity; to lie dormant.
Slumber phr"Slumber Away" - spend time in slumber.
Slumbering nThe state of sleep or repose.
Slumberingly advIn a sleepy or drowsy manner.
Slumberland nThe region or state, of slumbering.
Slumbersome adjSleepy, drowsy.
Slumberwear nNightwear.?
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