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slack1

 
 
pronunciation:
slaek
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not tight; hanging loose; drooping.
His slack jaw indicated surprise.The slack sail showed that there was not enough wind.
antonyms:
taut, tense, tight
similar words:
baggy, floppy, loose
definition 2: negligent, lazy, or indifferent.
The town's police force was slack in its efforts to curb crime.
synonyms:
careless, idle, lazy, negligent, sluggish
antonyms:
diligent
similar words:
forgetful, loose
definition 3: moving in a slow or lazy way.
The wide river has a slack current.
synonyms:
dormant, lazy, lethargic, slow, sluggish
antonyms:
brisk, fast
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a thing or part that hangs loosely.
Pull the slack of the rope to turn on the light.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: slacks, slacking, slacked
definition: to avoid or not do because one is lazy or does not care.
He slacked his duty to take care of his dog.
synonyms:
evade, neglect, shirk
similar words:
procrastinate
derivations: slackly (adv.), slackness (n.)