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Princeton's WordNet

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

    unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

  2. slowness, deliberation, deliberateness, unhurriednessnoun

    a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

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

    lack of normal development of intellectual capacities


  1. slownessnoun

    The quality or state of being slow.

  2. slownessnoun

    A unit, the reciprocal of velocity, that delineates the amount of time required for an object to travel a given distance.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slownessnoun

    Etymology: from slow.

    Providence hath confined these human arts, that what any invention hath in the strength of its motion, is abated in the slowness of it; and what it hath in the extraordinary quickness of its motion, must be allowed for in the great strength that is required unto it. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    Motion is the absolute mode of a body, but swiftness or slowness are relative ideas. Isaac Watts.

    Tyrants use what art they can to increase the slowness of death. Richard Hooker.

    Christ would not heal their infirmities, because of the hardness and slowness of their hearts, in that they believed him not. Richard Bentley, Sermons.


  1. slowness

    In everyday use and in kinematics, the speed (commonly referred to as v) of an object is the magnitude of the change of its position over time or the magnitude of the change of its position per unit of time; it is thus a scalar quantity. The average speed of an object in an interval of time is the distance travelled by the object divided by the duration of the interval; the instantaneous speed is the limit of the average speed as the duration of the time interval approaches zero. Speed is not the same as velocity. Speed has the dimensions of distance divided by time. The SI unit of speed is the metre per second (m/s), but the most common unit of speed in everyday usage is the kilometre per hour (km/h) or, in the US and the UK, miles per hour (mph). For air and marine travel, the knot is commonly used. The fastest possible speed at which energy or information can travel, according to special relativity, is the speed of light in vacuum c = 299792458 metres per second (approximately 1079000000 km/h or 671000000 mph). Matter cannot quite reach the speed of light, as this would require an infinite amount of energy. In relativity physics, the concept of rapidity replaces the classical idea of speed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slownessnoun

    the quality or state of being slow


  1. Slowness

    Slowness, published in 1995 in France, is a novel written in French by Milan Kundera. In the book, Kundera manages to weave together a number of plot lines, characters and themes in just over 150 pages. While the book has a narrative, it mainly serves as a way for Kundera to describe a philosophy about modernity, technology, memory and sensuality.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slowness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slowness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of 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. Rachel Dolhun:

    Exercise can really help the motor-symptoms of Parkinson’s including the tremors, the stiffness, the slowness, the walking, and the balance problems, exercise can also help the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s, so the mood problems including depression or anxiety, and also the sleep changes.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    The slowness of time is what makes life possible.

  4. Philip Crosby, Reflections on Quality:

    Slowness to change usually means fear of the new.

  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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