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Synonyms for slack
slækslack

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Wiktionary

  1. slackadjective

    To mitigate; to reduce the strength of.

    a slack rope

    Synonyms:
    culm

  2. slackadjective

    A tidal marsh or shallow, that periodically fills and drains.

    Business is slack.

    Synonyms:
    easy, moderate, slow, slough

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slack

    Slow signifies moving through a relatively short distance, or with a relatively small number of motions in a given time; slow also applies to that which is a relatively long while in beginning or accomplishing something; a watch or a clock is said to be slow when its indications are behind those of the standard time. Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place. Deliberate and dilatory are used of persons, tho the latter may be used also of things, as of a stream; a person is deliberate who takes a noticeably long time to consider and decide before acting or who acts or speaks as if he were deliberating at every point; a person is dilatory who lays aside, or puts off as long as possible, necessary or required action; both words may be applied either to undertaking or to doing. Gradual (Latin gradus, a step) signifies advancing by steps, and refers to slow but regular and sure progression. Slack refers to action that seems to indicate a lack of tension, as of muscle or of will, sluggish to action that seems as if reluctant to advance.

    See synonyms for NIMBLE.

    Synonyms:
    dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, drowsy, dull, gradual, inactive, inert, lingering, moderate, procrastinating, slow, sluggish, tardy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slack

    Synonyms:
    loose, weak, remiss, backward, indiligent, slow, remiss, tardy, lax

    Antonyms:
    tight, tense, strong, active, prompt, diligent, alert, quick, eager

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slacknoun

    dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    tense, diligent, running(a)

  2. slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling offnoun

    a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

    "the team went into a slump"; "a gradual slack in output"; "a drop-off in attendance"; "a falloff in quality"

    Synonyms:
    slackness, economic crisis, falloff, slack water, cliff, morass, drop, depression, falling off, quag, lessening, mire, decrease, quagmire, drop-off, slump

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

  3. slack, slack waternoun

    a stretch of water without current or movement

    "suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, slack tide, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  4. mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slacknoun

    a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, slop, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    running(a), diligent, tense

  5. slack, slacknessnoun

    the quality of being loose (not taut)

    "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"

    Synonyms:
    slackness, falloff, remissness, inanition, slack water, laxity, lethargy, morass, falling off, laxness, lassitude, quag, mire, quagmire, drop-off, slump

    Antonyms:
    running(a), diligent, tense

  6. slackadjective

    a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

    "he took up the slack"

    Synonyms:
    quag, slackness, falloff, falling off, slack water, morass, slump, drop-off, quagmire, mire

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

  7. loose, slackadjective

    not tense or taut

    "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"

    Synonyms:
    idle, promiscuous, informal, easy, wanton, sluttish, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, loose, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, at large(p)

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  8. slackadjective

    flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide

    "slack water"

    Synonyms:
    loose, lax

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  9. lax, slackverb

    lacking in rigor or strictness

    "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"

    Synonyms:
    loose, lax

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  10. slackverb

    avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

    Synonyms:
    slack off, abate, die away, slake, relax, slow up, slow, slacken, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  11. slackverb

    be inattentive to, or neglect

    "He slacks his attention"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, abate, die away, slake, relax, slow up, slow, slacken, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  12. slackverb

    release tension on

    "slack the rope"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, abate, die away, slake, relax, slow up, slow, slacken, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  13. slack, slacken, slack up, relaxverb

    make less active or fast

    "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"

    Synonyms:
    unstrain, decompress, slow down, unbend, slacken, loosen, remit, let up, unlax, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, loose, slack up, slake, relax, die away, unwind, make relaxed, slow up

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  14. slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slackenverb

    become slow or slower

    "Production slowed"

    Synonyms:
    decompress, slow down, unbend, slacken, remit, let up, slack off, abate, loosen up, slow, decelerate, slack up, retard, slake, relax, die away, unwind, slow up

    Antonyms:
    running(a), tense, diligent

  15. slake, abate, slackverb

    make less active or intense

    Synonyms:
    slack off, allay, abate, slow down, slake, slow up, slow, quench, slacken, assuage, relax, die away, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

  16. abate, let up, slack off, slack, die awayverb

    become less in amount or intensity

    "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, ease off, abate, die away, slow up, relax, slacken, slake, slow, slack up, slow down, let up, ease up

    Antonyms:
    diligent, tense, running(a)

  17. slack, slakeverb

    cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

    "slack lime"

    Synonyms:
    slack off, allay, abate, die away, slake, relax, slow up, assuage, slow, slacken, quench, slow down, let up, slack up

    Antonyms:
    tense, running(a), diligent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slackadjective

    Synonyms:
    backward, remiss, careless, negligent

  2. slackadjective

    Synonyms:
    slow, tardy, dilatory, lingering, not quick, not rapid

  3. slackadjective

    Synonyms:
    loose, relaxed, not tight, not tense

  4. slackverb

    Synonyms:
    SLACKEN

  5. slackverb

    Synonyms:
    SLACKEN

  6. slackverb

    Synonyms:
    slake (as lime)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slackadjective

    Synonyms:
    lax, loose, relaxed, remiss, negligent, careless, shiftless, inactive, slow

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slack":

    paraffin, clearance, soft, weak, sluggish, loose, slowdown

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#28323slump
#29528loosen
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#34071retard
#39191wanton
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#40873abate
#44185quagmire
#45774promiscuous
#47010drowsy
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#54283lethargy
#59637decompress
#60654slop
#66494allay
#73918procrastinating
#76852remiss
#83418laxity
#84193morass
#89527assuage
#128861culm
#131669decelerate
#141749slake
#154483slacken
#155999falloff
#162791dilatory
#168211slackness
#171867lassitude
#229944dawdling
#242964laxness
#322001sluttish

How to use slack in a sentence?

  1. Ian Nakamoto:

    Fear of higher rates is the topic of the day. That's why people are backing off a little bit, i still think there's a lot of slack in the economy and (the Fed) should hold off here.

  2. United States:

    We have strategic stockpiled medical supplies, we have enough that we were able to offer to the interagency team a supply of masks and gowns and ventilators and things like that, now, like everybody else, we're going to face shortages with regard to some of the PPE until the private sector industry can pick up the slack.

  3. Thomas Pugh:

    The level of employment is still well below its pre-crisis level, suggesting there is still plenty of slack in the labour market.

  4. Christina Janzer:

    Slack in English is relatively' friendly,' but we didn't know if that would resonate in Germany or in other markets.

  5. William Dudley:

    Given that the labor market still appears to have some excess slack and inflation is below the Federal Reserve's objective, monetary policy is appropriately still quite accommodative despite the advancing age of the expansion.


Translations for slack

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  • تثاقلArabic
  • ochabnoutCzech
  • bummeln, schlaff, faul sein, faulenzen, trödelnGerman
  • flojo, aflojarse, flojear, carboncillo, relajarse, haraganear, carbonilla, charcoSpanish
  • hiilipöly, notko, veltto, hiilimurska, veltosti, kluuvi, huolimaton, hiljainen, vetelehtiä, löysäillä, huolimattomasti, viivytellä, notkelma, löysästi, löysä, velttoillaFinnish
  • gravierFrench
  • ligean, leibideachIrish
  • सुस्तHindi
  • tatetate, pūngoheMāori
  • slecht gemaakt, tam, treuzelen, slap, week, slakDutch
  • slakkNorwegian
  • frouxoPortuguese
  • ненатянутый, бездельничать, лодырничать, сачковать, расслабленный, слабый, слабина, лениться, небрежныйRussian
  • labavo, mlohavo, opušteno, odugovlačitiSerbo-Croatian
  • slakSwedish

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