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adjective as in leisurely

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Breezes change direction to come from the west and slowly slacken.

Westerly winds slowly slacken somewhat, but early gusts around 25 mph are still possible.

Normally, demand slackens the week of Christmas through the first couple weeks of the new year in what is traditionally the cheapest time of year to advertise on TV.

From Digiday

Presently Kari's walk slackened into a slow pace, and we felt quite sure that he was dozing.

After he had pulled the barge about two hundred yards he stopped; the rope slackened and then the current pulled against us.

She went slowly on; the man slackened his pace and fell behind so that he could still keep her in sight.

And presently I saw that our consort, the Dane, had slackened her speed, so that there was a mile of water between us astern.

He walked quickly until he came to the Rue St. Honoré, when his pace slackened a little and he grew more thoughtful.


On this page you'll find 185 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slackened, such as: gentle, laid-back, languid, lazy, relaxed, and restful.

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