1 lagging, laggard, dawdling, sluggish, sluggard(ly), slow-moving, leaden, ponderous, unhurried, plodding, snail-like, tortoise-like, torpid, leaden-footed, creeping, crawling; deliberate, slow-paced, leisurely, gradual, easy, relaxed, lax, lackadaisical, lazy, US lallygagging or lollygagging:
They walked at a slow pace back to the house. Philip has become a little slower in his old age
2 gradual, progressive, moderate, perceptible, almost imperceptible, measurable:
The church elders have noted a slow decline in moral standards.
3 unhurried, slow-moving, slow-paced:
The slow funeral cortege crept through the streets.
4 behindhand, unpunctual:
I missed the train because my watch is five minutes slow.
5 late, tardy, behindhand, dilatory, delayed, unpunctual:
You were so slow in getting here that everyone has gone.
6 slack, inactive, quiet, sluggish, unproductive:
Business is always a bit slow after the holidays.
7 dense, dull, slow-witted, dull-witted, obtuse, backward, bovine, dim, dim-witted, stupid, unresponsive, blockish, cloddish, unintelligent, doltish, simple, stolid, unimaginative, Boeotian, Colloq slow on the uptake, thick, dumb:
I'm afraid I'm a bit slow when it comes to particle physics.
8 conservative, unprogressive, old-fashioned, out of date, backward, old-fogyish or old-fogeyish, behind the times, Colloq square, not with it, past it, US out of it:
The council has been rather slow in realizing the needs of the community.
9 boring, dull, tiresome, ennuyant, tedious, dead, sleepy, somnolent, torpid, soporific, wearisome, dry-as-dust, uninteresting, monotonous, tame, uneventful, humdrum, Colloq ho-hum, dead, Brit dead-and-alive:
This town becomes really slow in the autumn, till the tourists reappear in the spring.
10 reluctant, not quick, unwilling, hesitant, disinclined, averse, loath or loth, indisposed:
Even when provoked, Cassie tends to be slow to anger.
11 slowly, unhurriedly, cautiously, carefully, circumspectly:
He failed his test because he drove too slow.
12 behindhand, tardily, late, unpunctually:
All the trains seem to be running a bit slow tonight.
13 slowly, easy, leisurely, easily:
They told him to take things slower or he'd have another heart attack.
14 Often, slow down or up. slack or slacken off, reduce speed, hold back, put on the brakes, take it easy:
You'd better slow down before you come to Deadman's Hill.
15 relax, take it easy, Colloq ease up:
The doctor suggested that at my age I ought to slow down a little.