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Synonyms for slowness
slow·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slowness

    Stupidity is sometimes loosely used for temporary dulness or partial stupor, but chiefly for innate and chronic dulness and sluggishness of mental action, obtuseness of apprehension, etc. Apathy may be temporary, and be dispelled by appeal to the feelings or by the presentation of an adequate motive, but stupidity is inveterate and commonly incurable. Compare APATHY; IDIOCY; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, dulness, insensibility, obtuseness, sluggishness, stupefaction, stupidity, stupor

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, alertness, animation, brilliancy, cleverness, intelligence, keenness, quickness, readiness, sagacity, sense, sensibility

Princeton's WordNet

  1. awkwardness, clumsiness, ineptness, ineptitude, maladroitness, slownessnoun

    unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

    Synonyms:
    subnormality, maladroitness, deliberation, unsuitableness, backwardness, unsuitability, cumbersomeness, nuisance value, ineptness, stiffness, retardation, mental retardation, clumsiness, gracelessness, unhurriedness, deliberateness, awkwardness, worthlessness, unwieldiness, ineptitude

  2. slowness, deliberation, deliberateness, unhurriednessnoun

    a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

    Synonyms:
    ineptitude, unhurriedness, ineptness, calculation, subnormality, deliberateness, clumsiness, mental retardation, backwardness, weighing, maladroitness, awkwardness, deliberation, advisement, retardation

  3. retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormalitynoun

    lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

    Synonyms:
    lag, retardant, deliberation, slowing, backwardness, slowdown, deceleration, deliberateness, ineptness, retardation, mental retardation, clumsiness, unhurriedness, retardent, subnormality, awkwardness, maladroitness, ineptitude

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slowness":

    sluggishness, slow, tardiness, slowdown, inertia

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How to use slowness in a sentence?

  1. Mark Rosekind:

    I'm very concerned like all of you have been with the slowness across all of the recalls.

  2. Joseph Roux:

    There is a slowness in affairs which ripens them, and a slowness which rots them.

  3. Rachel Dolhun:

    At its core there is a loss of brain cells that make dopamine, and that’s why in Parkinson’s you see symptoms of movement like tremors, slowness, stiffness, and walking and balance problems.

  4. State John Kerry:

    Our estimates are it's somewhere in the vicinity of $50 to $55 billion at some point in time but it's way below that right now. and in fact, they are complaining about the slowness with which there has been a process of repatriation.

  5. Justin Onuekwusi:

    The thing to monitor is how quickly Europe can get out the vaccine. If we see continued slowness there, you will see the gap widen between euro and dollar.


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