AskDefine | Define slowness

Dictionary Definition



1 unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training [syn: awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness]
2 a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry [syn: deliberation, deliberateness, unhurriedness]
3 lack of normal development of intellectual capacities [syn: retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, subnormality]

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  1. The quality or state of being slow.


quality of being slow


Extensive Definition

Slow is an adjective describing a low speed or tempo.
Slow can also refer to:
Slow may also refer to:
  • Mental retardation, a pattern of persistently slow learning of basic motor and language skills
Slowness can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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