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synonyms for slacking

  • abate
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • dodge
  • drop off
  • dwindle
  • ease
  • ease off
  • featherbed
  • flag
  • goldbrick
  • goof off
  • idle
  • lax
  • lay back
  • lessen
  • let up
  • lie down on job
  • loose
  • moderate
  • neglect
  • reduce
  • relax
  • release
  • shirk
  • slack off
  • slow down
  • taper
  • tire
  • untighten
  • wane
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antonyms for slacking

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  • stiffen
  • tighten
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So there we stood, slack-jawed, clutching our skateboards like rosary beads, each of us planning to recover the jacket — a priceless artifact in our minds, our own Shroud of Turin — before any of the others did.
MY FRIEND, THE MURDEREREUGENE ROBINSONNOVEMBER 24, 2020OZY
Cut yourself some slack for not bookmarking this game when the schedule was released.
WITH A WIN OVER OHIO STATE, INDIANA WOULD BE IN THE BIG TEN DRIVER’S SEAT. WAIT, WHAT?JOSH PLANOSNOVEMBER 18, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
If no part of Lee’s initial sales pitch grabbed you, it’s safe to say this game isn’t for you at all, and you shouldn’t expect the story to pick up the slack.
‘GODFALL’ IMPRESSIONS: A SOLID, SOMETIMES BORING ADVENTUREGENE PARKNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
When Harrington fell, there was a healthy loop of slack in the rope.
BEHIND THE SCENES OF EMILY HARRINGTON'S HISTORIC CLIMBANDREW BISHARATNOVEMBER 6, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The included power plug is 47 inches long, so you’ll have a fair amount of slack.
HOME AND OFFICE PRODUCTS THAT MAKE SURE-FIRE GIFTSPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMOCTOBER 8, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Without slacking his speed he shifted the reins to his left hand.
MRS. SKAGGS'S HUSBANDS AND OTHER STORIESBRET HARTE
If labor should try slacking, as it did in Russia, the economic state would starve to death and the workers die with it.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
"All right," laughed Big-foot, slacking up and tossing the reins back over the pony's neck.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
To him, who wished to go to war, the very thought of slacking and cowardice seemed preposterous—impossible.
TOM SLADE WITH THE COLORSPERCY K. FITZHUGH
Passing a hollow without slacking speed, he was soon on the open ground, and Perdriel lay before him.
PONCE DE LEONWILLIAM PILLING
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WORDS RELATED TO SLACKING

  • drooping
  • droopy
  • dwindling
  • fading
  • fatigued
  • languishing
  • languorous
  • leaden
  • lethargic
  • limp
  • listless
  • sagging
  • slacking
  • spiritless
  • tired
  • tiring
  • waning
  • weak
  • weakening
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