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Roget category 275

2. Words relating to space
2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.2. Degrees of motion

#275. Slowness


slowness etc. adj. — languor etc. (inactivity) 683drawlcreeping etc. v., lentor.
retardationslackening etc. v. — delay etc. (lateness) 133claudication.
jog trot, dog trotmincing stepsslow march, slow time.
slow goer, slow coach, slow backlingerer, loiterer, sluggard, tortoise, snailpoke [U.S.]dawdle etc. (inactive) 683.


move slowly etc. adv. — creep, crawl, lag, slug, drawl, linger, loiter, saunterplod, trudge, stump along, lumbertrail, dragdawdle etc. (be inactive) 683grovel, worm one's way, steal alongjob on, rub on, bundle ontoddle, waddle, wabble, slug, traipse, slouch, shuffle, halt, hobble, limp, caludicate, shambleflag, falter, trotter, staggermince, step shortmarch in slow time, march in funeral processiontake one's timehang fire etc. (be late) 133.
retard, relaxslacken, check, moderate, rein in, curbreefstrike sail, shorten sail, take in sailput on the drag, apply the brakeclip the wingsreduce the speedslacken speed, slacken one's pacelose ground.


slow, slacktardydilatory etc. (inactive) 683gentle, easyleisurelydeliberate, gradualinsensible, imperceptibleglacial, languid, sluggish, slow paced, tardigrade, snail-likecreeping etc. v. — reptatorial.


slowly etc. adj. — leisurelypiano, adagiolargo, larghettoat half speed, under easy sailat a foots pace, at a snail's pace, at a funeral pacein slow time, with mincing steps, with clipped wingshaud passibus aequis [Lat.] [Vergil]. gradually etc. adj. — gradatim [Lat.]by degrees, by slow degrees, by inches, by little and littlestep by step, one step at a timeinch by inch, bit by bit, little by little, seriatimconsecutively.


dum Roma deliberat Saguntum perit [Lat.]at a glacial pace.

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