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English noun: slowness

1. slowness (cognition) unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training

Synonymsawkwardness, clumsiness, ineptitude, ineptness, maladroitness

Broader (hypernym)unskillfulness

Narrower (hyponym)rustiness

2. slowness (attribute) a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

Synonymsdeliberateness, deliberation, unhurriedness

Broader (hypernym)pace, rate

Narrower (hyponym)dilatoriness, leisureliness, procrastination

3. slowness (cognition) lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

Synonymsbackwardness, mental retardation, retardation, subnormality

Broader (hypernym)stupidity

Narrower (hyponym)abnormality, amentia, idiocy, imbecility, mental defectiveness, mental deficiency, moronity

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