slow

slow
adjective
1》 moving or capable of moving only at a low speed.
    ↘lasting or taking a long time.
2》 (of a clock or watch) showing a time earlier than the correct time.
3》 not prompt to understand, think, or learn.
4》 uneventful and rather dull.
    ↘(of business) with little activity; slack.
5》 Photography (of a film) needing long exposure.
6》 (of a fire or oven) burning or giving off heat gently.
verb (often slow down/up) reduce one's speed or the speed of a vehicle or process.
↘live or work less actively or intensely.
Phrases
slow but (or and) sure not quick but achieving the required result eventually.
Derivatives
slowish adjective
slowly adverb
slowness noun
Origin
OE slāw 'slow-witted, sluggish', of Gmc origin.
Usage
Slow is normally used as an adjective (a slow learner). It is also used as an adverb in certain contexts, including compounds such as slow-acting and in the expression go slow. Other adverbial use (e.g. he drives too slow) is informal and non-standard and in such contexts slowly should be used instead.

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