Slack Meaning and Definition


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Slack meaning

Word: Slack

How to pronounce: sl├Žk

Adjective

Definitions:

1. Not taut or held tightly in position; loose.

Example sentences: "A slack rope"

2. (of business) characterized by a lack of work or activity; quiet.

Example sentences: "Business was rather slack"

3. Having or showing laziness or negligence.

Example sentences: "Slack accounting procedures"

4. (of a tide) neither ebbing nor flowing.

Example sentences: "Soon the water will become slack, and the tide will turn"

Noun

Definitions:

1. The part of a rope or line which is not held taut; the loose or unused part.

Example sentences: "I picked up the rod and wound in the slack"

2. A spell of inactivity or laziness.

Example sentences: "He slept deeply, refreshed by a little slack in the daily routine"

3. Casual trousers.

Example sentences: "He put on a gray shirt and loose cotton slacks"

Transitive verb

Definitions:

1. Loosen (something, especially a rope)

Example sentences: "Slacking the outhaul allows you to adjust the sail"

2. Decrease or reduce in intensity, quantity, or speed.

Example sentences: "The flow of blood slacked off"

3. Work slowly or lazily.

4. Slake (lime)

Adverb

Definitions:

1. Loosely.

Noun

Definitions:

1. Coal dust or small pieces of coal.

Example sentences: "The fire was stoked with a mixture of slack and cement"


Synonyms:

be lazy

lazy

weak

flabby

lethargic

sluggish

listless

lackadaisical

loose

loosen

abate

die away

slack wax

slacks

britches

relaxed

backlash

limp

slump

neglectful

careless

remiss

lax

relax

slow

slow down

droop

ease

hang


Antonyms:

taut

tight


Derivations:

slackening

slacked

slackened

slacking

slackness

slacker

slacken


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Slack in Other Languages...

Spanish: Holgura

German: Locker

French: Mou

Italian: Allentare

Turkish: Bolluk


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