List of 426 Sets of Synonyms - How they Differ - Total of 2307 Words - 364

SYNONYMS: slow, dilatory, leisurely, laggard, deliberate.
These adjectives mean taking more time than is usual or necessary.

Slow is the least specific: slow speech; slow growth; a slow bus; a slow heartbeat; a slow but meticulous worker; slow to anger.
Dilatory implies lack of promptness caused by delay, procrastination, or indifference: His credit suffered because he was dilatory in paying his bills.
Leisurely suggests a relaxed lack of haste: We took a leisurely trip around Europe.
Laggard implies hanging back or falling behind: They rode the horses at a laggard pace.
Deliberate suggests a lack of hurry traceable especially to caution, need, self-restraint, or careful consideration, as of consequences: She went about her work in a systematic and deliberate manner.

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