Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being slow, in any sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being slow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being slow.
  • noun physics A unit, the reciprocal of velocity, that delineates the amount of time required for an object to travel a given distance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

Etymologies

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slow +‎ -ness

Examples

  • History can be cruel to such a geologic pace; this slowness is a recipe for vulnerability and nasty strategic surprise.

    America’s Elegant Decline

  • History can be cruel to such a geologic pace; this slowness is a recipe for vulnerability and nasty strategic surprise.

    America’s Elegant Decline

  • The false accusation, coupled with what he called the "slowness" of the European Commission's response, prompted Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero to announce today that he would demand "sufficient reparations" from the European Union.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The false accusation, coupled with what he called the "slowness" of the European Commission's response, prompted Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero to announce today that he would demand "sufficient reparations" from the European Union.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • She also analogized "a certain slowness to architecture that we appreciate" to the Barnes visitor experience.

    The Barnes in a New Light

  • Yes, the slowness is something that needs to get worked on.

    Wake-up call

  • In the blogosphere, the slowness is taken as evidence of liberal bias.

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • In the blogosphere, the slowness is taken as evidence of liberal bias.

    Kerry's claims

  • This slowness is one of the reasons that Canada's growth rate in productivity lags behind other countries.

    Creating Canada's Culture of Innovation: From Cradle to Career

  • I’m getting more interested in slowness generally – I think it fosters creativity and insight.

    2010 In Prospect « Tales from the Reading Room

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