Antonyms for slow


Grammar : Adj, verb
Spell : sloh
Phonetic Transcription : sloʊ


Definition of slow

Origin :
  • Old English slaw "inactive, sluggish, torpid, lazy," also "not clever," from Proto-Germanic *slæwaz (cf. Old Saxon sleu "blunt, dull," Middle Dutch slee, Dutch sleeuw "sour, tart, blunt," Old High German sleo "blunt, dull," Old Norse sljor, Danish sløv, Swedish slö "blunt, dull"). Meaning "taking a long time" is attested from early 13c. Meaning "dull, tedious" is from 1841. As an adverb c.1500. The slows "imaginary disease to account for lethargy" is from 1843.
  • adj unhurried, lazy
  • adj behind, late
  • adj unintelligent
  • verb delay, restrict
Example sentences :
  • But, changed as he was, he was not slow in recognizing his old enemy, Robert Rushton.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • We had to carry the water from the spring in drums, which was slow and hard work.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • Mr Clayton was not slow to remark what was passing in my mind.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • He tried every means of whiling away the time, but it never had seemed to move so slow.
  • Extract from : « The Lamplighter » by Charles Dickens
  • Progress may be slow—measured in inches and feet, not miles—but we will progress.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • The women are keening softly and swaying themselves with a slow movement.
  • Extract from : « Riders to the Sea » by J. M. Synge
  • Here was an offer which the company in an English inn at that or any other date are slow to refuse.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But ere she was six slow steps away, she turned at a cry from her mother.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Yet the letter which Aylward had brought him gave him powers which he was not slow to use.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • There was indescribable rebuke in her slow emphasis of the words.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana

Synonyms for slow

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