Nouns (6)

n. a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely; "he took up the slack"
drop-off, falling off, falloff, slack, slump
n. 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"

Verbs (17)

slake, slack
v. cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water; "slack lime"
slack, abate, slake
v. make less active or intense
slow up, slow down, slacken, slack, slow
v. become slow or slower; "Production slowed"
slack up, relax, slacken, slack
v. make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"
v. release tension on; "slack the rope"
v. be inattentive to, or neglect; "He slacks his attention"
v. avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (5)

slack, lax
adj. lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
adj. flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide; "slack water"
slack, loose
adj. not tense or taut; "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"

Fuzzynyms (37)

tranquillise, tranquillize, tranquilize, calm, sedate
v. cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to; "The patient must be sedated before the operation"
v. cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation"
assuage, palliate, alleviate, relieve
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
v. improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
beef up, fortify, strengthen
v. make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries"
remit, slacken
v. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
cool it, settle down, simmer down, chill out, cool off, calm down, calm
v. become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
flex, bend
v. form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
v. postpone or delay needlessly; "He procrastinated the matter until it was almost too late"
unnoticing, unobservant, heedless
adj. (inattentive)
sloppy, slipshod, slapdash, haphazard
adj. marked by great carelessness; "a most haphazard system of record keeping"; "slapdash work"; "slipshod spelling"; "sloppy workmanship"
adj. neither too great nor too little; "a couple of indifferent hills to climb"
slumped, slouched, slouching
adj. with shoulders drooping

Synonyms (24)

remiss, neglectful, delinquent, derelict
adj. failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
adj. involving a driver of a motor vehicle who leaves the scene of an accident
neglectful, inattentive
adj. not showing due care or attention; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"; "neglectful parents"
still, static, motionless, inactive
adj. not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"
adj. rendered motionless for lack of wind
dead, stagnant
adj. not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
stock-still, rooted, frozen
adj. absolutely still; "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment"
unmoving, immobile
adj. (nonmoving)
adj. unable to move or resist motion
adj. not moving and therefore easy to attack; "a sitting target"
adj. not capable of being moved; "stationary machinery"
adj. hanging limply; "a spaniel with floppy ears"
adj. free from tension

Antonyms (5)

v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
scrupulous, painstaking, conscientious
adj. characterized by extreme care and great effort; "conscientious application to the work at hand"; "painstaking research"; "scrupulous attention to details"
adj. characterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks; "a diligent detective investigates all clues"; "a diligent search of the files"


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