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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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 database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "slowness":

    sluggishness, slow, tardiness, slowdown, inertia

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  1. Planned Parenthood:

    Eyal Press writes in The New Yorker. Audm subscribers can listen to that article.)In the rest of today’s newsletter, we look more closely at the 10 states.Furthest alongInitiatives seem most likely to happen soon in two states.In Ohio, a coalition of abortion rights groups is collecting signatures to place an initiative on the ballot this year that would protect access through roughly the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. For now, most abortions remain legal in Ohio, thanks to a court ruling blocking a ban.In South Dakota, organizers are optimistic that they can collect the signatures needed for an initiative next year. It is a compromise measure that would seek to reinstate the minimum access required by the Roe v. Wade decision. All abortions would be legal in the first trimester (roughly 12 weeks), and some would be in the second trimester.Early effortsIn several other states, efforts have begun, but they’re less advanced.In Missouri, advocates have not yet settled on one approach. Some petitions — an early step to putting an initiative on the ballot — would protect most abortion access until 24 weeks of pregnancy. Others would be narrower and let the state enact parental consent laws.In Florida, where Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a near-total ban, advocates are hoping to place an initiative on the ballot that would allow most abortions until 24 weeks. But the state’s pro-marijuana movement helps highlight the slowness of the effort: Organizers of a 2024 ballot initiative to legalize marijuana have already raised $30 million and collected nearly all the required signatures — while organizers of an abortion initiative are just getting started.Arizona has tough rules for ballot initiatives, requiring hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition.

  2. Ryan Pack:

    The slowness of time will either benefit you or harm you.

  3. Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality:

    Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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