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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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