dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
slump, slack, drop-off, falloff, falling off(noun)
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"
slack, slack water(noun)
a stretch of water without current or movement
"suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless"
mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack(noun)
a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
the quality of being loose (not taut)
"he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"
a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely
"he took up the slack"
not tense or taut
"the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"
flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide
lacking in rigor or strictness
"such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
be inattentive to, or neglect
"He slacks his attention"
release tension on
"slack the rope"
slack, slacken, slack up, relax(verb)
make less active or fast
"He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
slow, slow down, slow up, slack, slacken(verb)
become slow or slower
slake, abate, slack(verb)
make less active or intense
abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away(verb)
become less in amount or intensity
"The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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- trödeln, faulenzen, faul sein, schlaff, bummelnGerman
- flojo, carbonilla, charco, haraganear, relajarse, carboncillo, flojear, aflojarseSpanish
- löysästi, huolimaton, hiljainen, hiilipöly, notkelma, löysä, velttoilla, viivytellä, huolimattomasti, veltosti, hiilimurska, veltto, notko, kluuvi, vetelehtiä, löysäilläFinnish
- leibideach, ligeanIrish
- tatetate, pūngoheMāori
- tam, week, slak, slecht gemaakt, slap, treuzelenDutch
- лодырничать, лениться, небрежный, слабина, слабый, расслабленный, бездельничать, сачковать, ненатянутыйRussian
- mlohavo, odugovlačiti, opušteno, labavoSerbo-Croatian
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