Synonym of slack

Alternative for slack

slacks, slacked, slacking

Synonym: baggy, droopy, dull, hanging, inactive, lax, lazy, loose, slow,

Antonym: tight,

Adjective

Having or showing laziness, disregard or negligence
lax lazy neglectful negligent remiss careless derelict inattentive slapdash inefficient lackadaisical slipshod incompetent procrastinative casual delinquent disorderly disorganised disorganized disregardful idle inactive neglecting offhand slap-happy sloppy tardy fainéant otiose pococurante dilatory dormant faineant indolent inert laggard leisurely lethargic passive permissive quiescent regardless slothful slovenly unprofessional workshy asleep at the wheel easy-going do-nothing asleep on the job heedless indifferent apathetic irresponsible sluggish thoughtless listless unmindful slow torpid laid-back unconcerned perfunctory lagging nonchalant cursory procrastinating languid behindhand supine easy good-for-nothing shiftless forgetful unheeding lifeless haphazard unsystematic insouciant loose improvident sleepy hit-or-miss reckless slow-moving messy crawling dawdling creeping loafing leaden uninterested snaillike uncaring dull unenergetic stagnant untrustworthy shoddy deliberate slow-going disinterested plodding devil-may-care hasty oscitant hurried delaying phlegmatic work-shy dallying inaccurate inexact carefree untidy measured spiritless loitering blithe heavy feckless incautious limp undependable unreliable dreamy unthorough bone idle unthinking inconsiderate slow-paced cool ponderous thrown together all over the shop all over the place free and easy unorganized unmethodical relaxed enervated inadvertent shabby impassive shambolic easygoing languorous moderate tortoiselike postponing drowsy unorganised effete disregarding unmeticulous uncircumspect unobservant unaccountable unhurried gradual slow-footed blithely unconcerned without care last-minute imprecise unambitious lingering yielding aimless vague dragging snail-paced dillydallying pokey poking poky clumsy detached oblivious incurious vigourless woolgathering unindustrious unmotivated unthoughtful lymphatic asleep on job unhasty imperfect faulty botched threadbare junky lukewarm asleep at switch blasé tired sedentary languishing insensible quiet absent blah out of it lacking energy unoccupied failing barratrous comatose snoozy disordered muddled blameworthy culpable defaultant inconsistent daydreaming reprehensible chaotic inept vigorless sleeping ignoring slighting overlooking omitting poor jumbled gentle comfortable careless of one's duty unenterprising restful failing to show proper care and attention insensitive dozy worthless slumberous soporous soporose dispassionate pell-mell breezy spineless weak unrushed sedate at fault vegetating somnolent airy flippant complacent cavalier informal stolid unheedful uncurious deceitful dubious dishonest suspicious directionless devious effortless undemanding acquiescent submissive servile pliant docile draggy down fly-by-night unfeeling nonobservant any which way any old way thrown-together steady vacant failing to take proper care desultory erratic stray random scattered catch-as-catch-can helter-skelter arbitrary rash unconsidered scrappy delayed slackened relaxing free mopish peaceful unresponsive motionless amateurish wild unfastidious undisciplined deaf mindless blind coarse incorrect sketchy wrong erroneous neutral bored abstracted energyless scatterbrained lousy improficient crude rude half-hearted bone-idle couldn't-care-less cowboy unprepared lumpish unworksome unaspiring badly organized drony resting snail-like error-ridden unenthusiastic useless parasitic couldn't care less soft lenient backward overindulgent sluggardly time-wasting unpunctual tortoise-like indulgent liberal non-restrictive complaisant indefinite broad general absent-minded lollygagging tarrying putting off flabby over-tolerant flaccid nonspecific shapeless easy-peasy accepting tolerant floppy nonjudgmental moratory late problem flagging pipe dreaming looking out window mooning inattentive to inclined to forget preoccupied wandering indifferent to scatty negligent about nirvanic remiss about bemused apt to forget unfocused amnemonic having a memory like a sieve out to lunch remiss in airheaded moony not on the job unwitting oblivious to like an absent-minded professor distracted lax about any way paying no mind

Adjective

Boring and rather dull in nature
slow boring dull tame tedious uninteresting wearisome dreary dry monotonous tiresome uneventful dead drab ho-hum humdrum ponderous quiet sleepy sluggish stale unexciting wearying flat heavy lackluster lacklustre pedestrian plodding stagnant tiring weary arid colourless colorless inactive jading mind-numbing numbing stodgy unproductive unprogressive drudging dusty jejune leaden monochromatic old one-horse stuffy stupid dead-and-alive as dry as dust prosaic insipid lifeless run-of-the-mill vapid bland commonplace banal uninspiring routine mundane unvaried uninspired unimaginative repetitious unremarkable blah spiritless common samey trite ordinary repetitive tired unvarying fatiguing characterless laborious stiff everyday soporific wooden sterile workaday quotidian prosy bromidic dullsville deadly banausic draggy ho hum dull as dishwater hackneyed unoriginal enervating exhausting unstimulating derivative unchanging monochrome featureless wishy-washy nothing dreich lacking variety dry as dust dim laboured feeble uniform mediocre limp turgid stilted mechanical unexceptional dragging unenjoyable unentertaining bloodless nowhere depressing soul-destroying vanilla barren labored inane monotone big yawn mindless nothing to write home about unmemorable droning languid interminable listless passionless conventional torpid cold weak vacuous pointless pedantic platitudinous lame expressionless usual prolix plain forced pabulum unfeeling unrelieved white-bread toneless dismal lusterless yawnsome weariful day-to-day lacking variation unanimated empty ornery desolate dull as ditchwater lacking excitement lacking interest fuddy-duddy innocuous no great shakes not up to much deadly dull treadmill downcast plain vanilla nondescript common or garden longwinded long-winded trying unlively unpassioned undistinctive neutral indistinct unnatural awkward artificial clumsy serious stolid solemn tasteless backward soulless depressed uninterested tepid trivial puerile lethargic normal typical customary regular zestless non-stimulating uncreative backwoods comatose unspirited irksome overlong heavy-going formal antiseptic average staid garden variety garden-variety simplistic crude meager meagre deadening static matter-of-fact without variety bleak dowdy vacant wintery raw sorrowful dispiriting damp oppressive wintry windy predictable cardboard mortal poky snooze verbose irritating annoying half-pie bog-standard OK so-so monotonic all the same reiterated recurrent sing-song samely unchanged milk-and-water watery unexcited mat dulled unexpressive matte apathetic worn-out behind the times middle-of-the-road a dime a dozen endless weighty noneventful unnoteworthy unfateful inconclusive indecisive uninflected truistic hollow flat as pancake puts one to sleep heavy going unseasoned unpalatable blind sapless muted whitebread boresome vexatious hack not so hot hard to digest overused emotionless inexpressive lacking vitality passive overworked inoffensive unobjectionable lead balloon namby-pamby harmless mainstream stereotyped two-dimensional safe clichéd halfhearted diluted long-drawn-out slothful zero spent boiled down without punch stock run of the mill out of date outdated unenthusiastic half-hearted old-fashioned outmoded archaic obsolete defunct extinct antiquated antediluvian superannuated drawly unemotional lukewarm hoary passé cliché-ridden timeworn corny hacky antwacky out of the ark worn out played out old hat cut and dried time-worn insensitive insensible impassive unkind indolent coldhearted anaesthetic lazy anesthetic twangy twanging drawling undistinguished standard indifferent familiar simple standard-issue anaemic cut-and-dry cut-and-dried threadbare anemic middling second-rate well-worn overdone forgettable moth-eaten cornball dime-store garden generic nothing special factual unsentimental plebeian unpretentious lustreless practical literal deadpan shopworn cliche obligatory musty hackney cobwebby general insignificant not much cop unadventurous down-to-earth nothing to get excited about miserable nitty-gritty terrestrial gray grey passable straightforward fair modest homespun unvarnished unembellished lowly medium sombre no-nonsense flavorless unadorned businesslike inferior run-of-the-mine run-of-mine second-class habitual flavourless bush-league homely level-headed hard-headed square natural dime-a-dozen hokey set bog standard somber accustomed familiar tune ten a penny useless derived uninventive suburban unmoved clear inconspicuous unromantic yawn prevailing pallid unimpressive worthless inconsequential sober realistic tolerable pragmatic popular majority frequent traditional rational sensible unappealing established stereotypical ineffective plastic tripe humble cliché public amateurish amateur commonsensical sad bathetic wonted matter-of-course mean intermediate hardheaded earthy pragmatical fair to middling middle of the road phlegmatic unimpassioned unembroidered unaffected undistorted exact unidealistic not very good straight-thinking gloomy deep forlorn joyless shadowy tenebrous glum with both feet on the ground dingy depressive macabre funereal lonely dark grim dolorous morbid cheerless usual thing menial long prosing bummer drag cloying drear bomb literal-minded shiftless unartistic not fun workday unspecial yawn producing unimpressed heavy-handed earthbound wordy frustrating unpoetic unspectacular unexceptionable casual informal anodyne basic no-frills ubiquitous household disheartening unsatisfying demoralizing unfulfilling cautious imitative old-hat out-of-date played-out old-chestnut old-saw boilerplate logical phoned in circumspect unambitious diddly actual practicable prose clean moderate prudent worn not bad adequate jake poor inadequate unimportant two a penny chary warmed-over exhausted drained used-up mildewed ready-made silly chain formulaic discreet settled waterish nerdy wimpy fair-to-middling attentive futile plain-Jane unextraordinary off-the-shelf soft mild drivelling nebbish driveling beige fatuous tenuous slight subdued blank meh accepted irrelevant inconsiderable paltry timid blending into the background vain profitless matter-of- fact unmotivated of poor quality decent fairish demoralising piddling immaterial gingerly considerate careful heedful wary calculating indistinctive faceless noncommittal meaningless whatever unrewarding neither one thing nor the other conservative automatic overall fixed confirmed fruitless facile noplace dumb cornfed unenterprising ruling received aimless valueless unprofitable purposeless unnoticeable robotic brainless leery okay par for the course of little consequence of little importance of no consequence not worth mentioning of no importance of no great concern of no account well worn favourite time-honoured favorite ineffectual otiose unavailing unsuccessful bootless inefficacious abortive unfruitful unfilled unprolific widespread unappetizing inedible no big deal undemanding unsavoury distasteful uneatable savourless uninviting obvious starch prevalent off-putting unpleasant unattractive disagreeable boiler plate regimented governmental utilitarian corporate functional institutional unsavory rudimentary ugly standard issue elementary faithful hard-boiled stoic naked cold-blooded truthful accurate calm impersonal feasible

Adjective

Unstable or shaky
insecure loose rocky shaky unstable frail precarious rickety unsecured unsteady weak wobbly unreliable unsafe unsound flimsy unsubstantial decrepit fragile jerry-built lax loosened relaxed slackened spindly teetery dodgy insubstantial wonky dangerous defenceless defenseless endangered fluctuant hazardous immature perilous rootless tottering vacillating wavering at risk feeble tottery unbalanced teetering wobbling delicate infirm shaking unfastened unsettled movable unsure tremulous vulnerable failing trembling wiggly sickly quivery trembly ill not secure wabbly bockety rattletrap unwell uncertain debilitated ramshackle ailing enfeebled broken-down disintegrating faltering doddery broken decaying crumbling nonsecured wayward shifting risky faint rumpty irresolute tumbledown anile weakly sick ticklish dizzy tricky sensile anemic halting lame anaemic quaking in poor health laid low easily broken uneven hand-to-mouth exposed wavy wiggling defective rotten damaged groggy woozy dilapidated derelict inconstant staggering doubtful awry tenuous not solid not safe not robust in poor condition giddy moving mobile slippery lubricious quivering imperfect ruinous doddering bedridden not fixed suspect nebulous rachitic shacky shambly geriatric tumble-down wimpish wasted soft sapped poorly weakened softened indisposed slight down-and-out asthenic languid low tender prostrated prostrate wimpy effete enervated quavery indecisive dicey iffy sketchy wabbling atremble aquiver shuddery shuddering unconvincing in declining health invalid falling to pieces easily threatened easily destroyed jellylike jittery tremorous shivering aquake nervous ashake not set yielding unfirm all aquiver fine frangible puny brittle breakable splintery smashable destructible crumbly shatterable fracturable destroyable eggshell friable

Adjective

Suggesting or reflecting the efforts of an amateur
unprofessional amateur amateurish inexperienced inexpert incompetent unskilled untrained inefficient slapdash cowboy shoddy slipshod sloppy unpractised unqualified unskilful blundering bumbling bungling careless dilettante dilettantish jackleg nonprofessional second-rate unskillful cack-handed clumsy crude dishonourable dishonorable ignorant immoral inadequate nonexpert unfitting unsuitable wrong inept maladroit incapable unfit unfitted unable useless substandard ineffectual awkward floundering gauche unequipped ham-fisted unhandy green deficient inferior ineffective wanting botched raw ham-handed unproficient skill-less inapt unapt insufficient undependable bush-league no good unschooled undeveloped unversed unaccomplished uninitiated unsophisticated Sunday menial backyard unpracticed avocational untalented bodged manual incapacitated unworkmanlike untaught ineligible lay blue-collar unreliable disqualified not up to not up to scratch not equal to fumbling insipid unartful gawky rude botching sciolistic hack unprepared ill-equipped not professional uneducated labouring not cut out non-qualified bush not prepared laboring inproficient new fumbled heavy-handed unfledged naïve unproven fresh butterfingered unlearned unacquainted naive tenderfoot callow uninformed verdant immature unfamiliar untested untutored innocent untried sophomoric unseasoned unconversant undisciplined all thumbs unworldly unaccustomed underdeveloped all fingers and thumbs lacking experience wide-eyed wet behind the ears lacking ability lacking pathetic helpless hopeless unadapted not good enough young less capable a dead loss not much cop not have it leaving much to be desired out to lunch not up to snuff not up to it not cut out for unable to do something for toffee poor bad lousy weak inefficacious terrible awful feeble unsatisfactory dreadful impotent rotten faulty duff worthless rubbish defective atrocious powerless appalling frightful abysmal pants miserable a load of pants dire execrable bum half-baked can't hack it unacceptable unsuited lame suboptimal subpar wretched dissatisfactory mediocre very bad crummy dismal slovenly deplorable laughable horrible punk poxy junky rubbishy trashy cheap trumpery sucky low-grade hapless imperfect unsuccessful incompatible off feckless hamstrung inexpedient counterproductive wack uncultivated very poor sour diabolical negligent crumby disappointing low-rent cheesy common schlock schlocky gimcrack coarse lamentable sleazy cheapjack grim cut-rate bargain-basement chronic el cheapo broken disorganized extravagant prodigal shooting blanks improficient improvident inadept backwards loser disorganised talentless unstudied inoperative handless graceless left-handed unequal regrettable meager unco inelegant mutton-fisted unsound unfortunate can't cut it disgraceful abominable impaired amiss losing uncool vulnerable dependent frail butterfingers sorry stinking low quality low meagre unpolished without finesse unequal to the task woeful ropy pits pitiful God-awful paltry lacking finesse egregious not up to something not equal to something incapable of unqualified for untrained for unable to do something couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery out of one's depth not much chop incompetent at out of one's element can't make the grade ill second-class not know one's arse from one's elbow no great shakes not up to par third-rate unproductive ill-suited flimsy junk not proper unadvantageous futile inconsistent improper inappropriate limited desperate unspeakable two-bit piss-poor dime-a-dozen non-technical tinhorn bodger unchartered unlicensed uncertificated stupid outrageous for the birds unwelcome harmful non-professional unable to do something to save one's life of a sort untamed illiterate novice nescient wild strictly for the birds not trained

Noun

An allowable scope or margin of variation or freedom
leeway latitude space room freedom margin wiggle room room to manoeuvre wriggle room breathing room breathing space room to operate free rein scope play elbow room flexibility elbowroom liberty independence licence indulgence leisure laxity extent free play a free hand carte blanche freedom of action freedom from restriction scope for initiative give unrestrictedness self-determination sweep swing compass range reach spread room to spare maneuvering room movement headway unrestraint complete freedom blank check free hand unrestricted freedom full authority complete discretion unlimited freedom free motion allowance surplus freedom of movement field extra extra room room for manoeuvre capacity area volume headroom gap clearance place spaciousness expanse expansion legroom extension way berth accommodation window zone distance sphere time interval breadth width span autonomy opportunity rope run of room for maneuver stretch length radius amplitude orbit dimensions measure size bounds realm magnitude plain confines ambit tract opening separation dimension territory interval purview region waste limit vastness domain proportions sheet remove limits gamut depth spacing circle lead open space possibility province facility spectrum bulk parameters scale neighborhood measurement horizon neighbourhood extensity section diameter remit sector license belt chance block boundary mass prospect quantity clearing interspace turf run avenue coverage option assart proportion diapason ken vicinity earshot panorama degree mileage largeness empty space defoliated area height country mile greatness room to maneuver Lebensraum glade dell acreage vista band umbrella line rate horizons capaciousness wideness swathe extensiveness comprehensiveness choice spoke area of influence semidiameter sea carpet blanket capability discretion advantage hearing order matter tune free space dimensionality arm's length jurisdiction all-inclusiveness immensity register pale occasion convenience leave ability bigness competence wilderness remoteness bridge wing space of time longitude terms of reference field of reference preserve fullness inclusiveness spatial extent authority perk prerogative grant ease spot portion part large space uninterrupted space strength weight blank cheque rein authorization authorisation lack of restrictions shot locale location distance lengthwise linearity ranginess extent lengthwise longness linear measure continuance patch corner gauge amount intensity traveling distance sizableness gage admeasurement tremendousness footprint measurements habitat home cubage nabe retention sufficiency complement void milieu bit holding ability cubic measure holding power standing room real estate good ways far piece

Noun

A spell of inactivity or laziness
respite break lull breather interval pause hiatus let-up breathing space spell of inactivity recess rest breath halt stop time out interlude intermission downtime suspension interruption sit-down lunch break entr'acte tea break coffee break smoko cessation stoppage letup discontinuation layoff stay breathing spell interregnum time-out discontinuance delay moratorium cutoff interim standstill lapse adjournment termination gap abeyance discontinuity surcease spell lacuna break-off time off stopping check ten breaking off freeze wait parenthesis hiccup hiccough relief interstice halting closure stopover remission caesura quiescence deadlock pausation hold-up truce five time intermezzo breathing room ceasing ending postponement end finish close holiday vacation stop-off conclusion deferment leave deferral layover arrest shutdown relaxation expiration cease arrestment comma closedown shutoff gridlock repose sojourn visit dormancy suspense doldrums latency offset meanwhile meantime stand abeyancy reprieve happy hour grinding halt screaming halt intervening time pause in the action elevenses refreshment break disruption closing finishing tranquillity tranquility space moment instant second blow abandonment vacay episode cut-off desistance pausing idyll hols embargo cutting short winding up quiescency intervening period hesitation schoolie ban prohibition break in your journey take ten between-time breach temporary closure short respite recovery time breathing time diversion deep freeze cold storage suspended animation holding pattern beat temporary cessation of business day off cessation of business winter jollification recreation entertainment lightening brightening amusement jollity hush silence lapse of time stillness hitch forgiveness deliverance discharge release exculpation immunity leisure pardon ease acquittal protraction grace period short break refreshment break off rest period awkward moment time away prorogation armistice rescheduling shelving peace ceasefire treaty disbandment pigeonholing dissolving dissolution détente tabling mothballing cease-fire continuation put-off putting off wind-down agreement de-escalation reconciliation amnesty terms detente accord let up temporary cessation cessation of hostilities knocking off suspension of proceedings taking five temporary peace peace treaty white flag peaceful solution suspension of hostilities olive branch stalemate impasse logjam standoff Mexican standoff screeching halt

Noun

A black rock formed from prehistoric plant remains, composed largely of carbon and burned as a fuel

Verb

To procrastinate or be lazy, especially with work or responsibilities
idle shirk flag neglect relax skive bludge dodge doss be inactive be indolent waste time be lazy bob off goof off take it easy bunk off lounge about slack off sit back and do nothing lounge laze loaf bum loiter goldbrick loll dawdle lazy dally vegetate chill dillydally footle drone hang about kick back veg out kick around hack around hang around hang out malinger lounge around kill time do nothing bum around hang round sit around fritter away fool around slow down lie slouch stall trifle bask laze around loaf about loll about loll around loaf around lie around be slothful fritter away time knock around mooch around stand around be unoccupied not lift a finger while away hours pass time mooch about mark time twiddle thumbs unwind daydream veg creep flop slump sprawl lie about languish piddle around fool away piddle about while away the hours stagnate lie down on job recline rest fritter while repose sit degenerate slummock moulder potter lollygag lean luxuriate molder stretch oneself outspan drape oneself fanny about bat back and forth lay on one's oars slouch about bat about slouch around kick one's heels sit back go to seed rest on one's oars while away laze about bat around kick your heels slacken hang loose lie back lean back scrimshank skulk wag gold-brick be remiss be negligent skive off play truant play hookey dodge the column swing the lead play the wag evade one's duty drift mooch saunter stroll piddle evade dream shirk one's duties take things easy let down while away the time be idle dilly-dally linger mope tarry putter delay mess around lag horse around drag diddle crawl procrastinate poke lallygag shilly-shally fiddle around goof around wait moon bat potter around futz twiddle your thumbs put off mess about drag your feet trail amble fiddle droop straggle stay vacillate decline plod dither stooge pause come to a halt fiddle about act the fool play around grind to a halt muck about clown take your time get no place fast do nothing much deteriorate fribble wander doodle stand still decay play fool about fritter time away hesitate hibernate hover be slow shuffle stagger putter around monkey around falter potter about hang fire fall behind while away time be inert potter round beat the meat pass the time idle away time fill in time not keep pace sit on one's hands consume time idle away the hours amuse oneself chill out lie dormant drag one's feet take one's time spin one's wheels fart around lag behind exist weaken hang meander remain haunt frequent make yourself at home go to pot do nothing in particular chillax twiddle lark twiddle one's thumbs be long be tardy be dilatory stooge around mosey shamble ramble halt go slowly slough dabble lurk traipse temporize stonewall take a breather put your feet up take five take a break puddle mosey around temporise totter filibuster put off doing something stay put use delaying tactics let the grass grow under one's feet hang on play for time play a waiting game hold back be indecisive wait around hum and haw buy time futz around rust rot fall fester trammel become stagnant stultify constipate be sluggish stifle hang back fall back decrease drop fail diminish lie fallow not move go stale go bad go rancid go off wane trail behind drag behind ebb slow retard tail inch hobble trudge tool move slowly limp jelly toddle diddle-daddle bring up the rear fall off inch along drop behind be behind drop back slow up shlep along scrounge around lose strength warm a chair sit on one's butt

Verb

To loosen or slacken the tension of
slacken ease loosen relax release unclench unknot untighten make looser become looser loose lessen moderate soften relieve let go let up weaken veer reduce diminish ease off ease up become less tense become less stiff become less rigid unbind make slack lax become loose become slack work free work loose expedite cure pacify mollify allay anaesthetize palliate lighten still improve lift anesthetize appease aid facilitate meliorate speed promote abate disburden nurse quiet tranquillize free smooth mitigate tranquilize forward cheer comfort assuage doctor calm soothe ameliorate disengage relent assist further simplify run interference for attend to open the door make easier clear the way speed up let up on salve alleviate open hearten console gladden uplift solace cheer up succor succour encourage buoy up placate brighten reassure condole assure compose sweeten bolster elevate help boost enliven revitalize lighten up give solace to bring comfort to inspirit put at ease take a load off revitalise buck up unloose relinquish make better set right broaden stretch modify unwind liberalize liberalise give condolences to lighten burden reanimate support empathize with commiserate with envigorate make one feel at ease give sympathy to quiet fears sympathize with besoothe invigorate make well give a lift to condole with commiserate free up quieten become relaxed resolve fix settle hang loose go easy contain quell extinguish control rectify remedy extenuate cool dull give respite to perk up mellow mend heal dispel counteract revive elate buoy vary punctuate inspire enhance stimulate restore stop temper liss subdue interrupt iron out sort out prevent break up leaven ginger up bring respite to patch up bring an end to make bearable refresh loosen up look up jazz up take load off bring aid to make something bearable bring aid put to rights

Verb

To decrease or reduce in intensity, quantity, or speed
abate diminish lessen alleviate decrease ease moderate recede reduce relax relent subside taper wane attenuate contract dwindle ebb mitigate remit shrink slacken decline fall slow soften weaken drop lower pall ease off de-escalate ease up taper off die away die down die out drain away drop off fall away slack off wind down let up phase down rachet down ratchet down temper flag slake sag fade fall off become less intense slacken off slow down get less sink drop away desist become weaker decelerate come to an end cool it coast stop terminate cool off unlax end fade away cool subdue tail off quell peter out halt dull chill out slump grow less fail plummet wither go down droop deteriorate plunge melt away decay disappear shrivel drain cease depreciate evaporate grow smaller nosedive degenerate waste away vanish become smaller fizzle out wilt trail off wear off crumble retrocede regress die off devaluate go downhill downsize descend dip dissolve close curtail calm down crash minimize wear away settle quieten trail downscale languish get smaller finish waste depress deplete go minimise take a nosedive collapse grow faint tumble dive fall back run low curb flow back lighten check get lower calm nose-dive quiet restrain withdraw settle down lag emaciate lapse erode devalue dent bate dry up narrow down wear down die blur evanesce melt grow dim break go away deflate break off run out come to a stop break up become lower knock down become less retreat rebate come to a halt fade out lull pass slash falter dim quieten down still slip grow weaker retire retrogress lose edge give way faint downgrade trail away thin out relapse tire slope totter lose decrement cut retrograde condense cheapen shorten release minify conclude discontinue thin quit draw back downturn come to nothing crater mark down level off fall short pause draw to a close wind up leave off write down tone down go through the floor hit the floor pack in modify cut down tail away minimalize pass away allay assuage relieve modulate mollify pine weary succumb be forgotten dissipate rescind shape elongate dampen peter disengage lose strength lose intensity narrow incline downwards slant down slope down tilt downwards sink into oblivion disappear slowly blow over grow flow away phase out thin down fall through give out extenuate abbreviate retrench go out slim wrinkle go downwards fall down close out pare down make smaller make less turn down infrigidate freeze freshen ally frost run dry sink lower telescope atrophy constrict compress lose its effect lose its effectiveness elapse discount die away or out die away or down determine expire drop down pull out return back away drop back compact disintegrate skid worsen write off lower in price devalorize lower in value drag backslide buckle give in become weak molder dilapidate moulder squeeze tighten move away go back adjourn flop disperse perish constringe capsule capsulize bow out back retract depart move back be on the way out dematerialize fly flee scrimp come down go into a tailspin fold up hit the dirt tip over break down be precipitated take a header lose value decrease in value cave in decline in price back off move further off dead-end wink out go dead etiolate can become softer become quieter take in lose ground do less rest amputate impair crop clip abridge soft-pedal hush fold deliquesce grow feeble pass off rarefy die on vine evanish poop out vanish into thin air fag out tucker out become less loud become unimportant clear draw away impoverish cripple debase vitiate tremble limp get quieter get softer desist from lay off cut off knock off shut off cut out give over cut back roll back slack up be over pack up come to a standstill take a breather relax one's efforts take a break take a breath hold back take the bite out take the sting out lose spirit

Verb

To act or move slowly or lazily
lollygag dally dawdle diddle dillydally drag crawl creep lag loiter mope poke tarry delay linger procrastinate shirk shilly-shally fall behind mark time take one's time drag one's feet drop behind hang fire lallygag idle dilly-dally hang around hang about plod loaf trail put off waste time drift fool around drag your feet goof off straggle horse around hang out mooch lag behind fritter away kill time pause amble moon take your time get no place fast bat lounge saunter loll wait hesitate doodle stall slouch shuffle dither fiddle around mess around bum around monkey around trifle fiddle putter droop languish potter around stooge potter limp inch lose time meander wander hang back flag trudge slacken tail stay tool trail behind move slowly go slowly temporize vacillate be slow falter while away time stagger temporise filibuster potter about kick around potter round not keep pace warm a chair goof around stay put sit around fluff off take it easy dog it featherbed putz around coast avoid work screw off laze doss burn daylight fiddle about piddle fritter away time pass the time take one's own sweet time while away the time twiddle be long be tardy be dilatory fribble footle chill drone lazy bide stonewall stroll traik remain stooge around boondoggle totter put off doing something use delaying tactics let the grass grow under one's feet hang on play for time play a waiting game hold back be indecisive wait around hum and haw buy time play bum hack around veg out kick back fool with while away trifle with play games with fool about putter around futz around stop rest lodge mosey skulk hang round shamble ramble halt hover slough dabble lurk traipse hold the phone stop over pass time toddle diddle-daddle fritter time away fall back decrease drop fail diminish shlep along scrounge around sit on one's butt wane drag behind ebb slow retard hobble jelly bring up the rear fall off inch along be behind drop back lose strength slow up nose snail ooze draggle creak along limp along creep along hang heavy go on too long wear on go at a snail's pace appear to pass slowly go on and on become tedious advance slowly slow down waver defer haver sit tight fluctuate hold off think twice postpone equivocate oscillate hedge hold on gain time swither be undecided pussyfoot around hang prevaricate teeter blow hot and cold tergiversate kick the can down the road wobble scruple wabble obstruct deliberate beat about the bush cease abide sit on the fence discontinue yo-yo stick around be irresolute be uncertain adjourn balk shillyshally get cold feet baulk desist balance be unsure dwell take a breather let up take a break stop briefly hem and haw reside await take ten call time have a breather take five squat put on hold perch bunk roost nest hold over sweat it out hold your horses hold your fire bide one's time stay behind keep on hold the fort be left see-saw refuse avoid rebuff evade resist be evasive be ambivalent palter adopt Fabian tactics drag your heels be in two minds faff about prolong protract prevent block avoid committing oneself goldbrick cool use dilatory tactics kick about hinder stand distract divert stall for time use Fabian tactics avoid making a decision stick settle put something on the back burner defer action let slide take a raincheck endure remain behind put down roots outstay continue establish yourself stay out establish oneself postpone action employ delaying tactics suspend action drag one's heels tumble tremble surcease refrain take too long be leisurely proceed in a leisurely fashion not hurry refrain from lurch roll quaver sway bobble reel avoid the issue beat around the bush put something off take no action avoid doing something sojourn change one's mind break keep from doing something hold one's horses bivouac live inhabit cling interrupt break off stay over make camp stay on pull up sideline shake suspend take a breath reflect look forward lie in wait be patient lie low keep shirt on hold one's breath save it sweat it hang onto your hat cool it hold everything wait in the wings sit up for twiddle one's thumbs stand by wait on kick your heels cool your heels stay up for bide your time alternate come to standstill catch one's breath break it up demur seesaw pussyfoot stumble stop what you're doing doubt boggle flounder ponder mammer debate weigh be doubtful be hesitant shy away be reluctant be unwilling pull back think about sit on fence

Verb

To cause to move or proceed at a slower pace
slacken slow decelerate retard brake become slower get slower slow down make slower reduce in speed impede slow up delay detain check hinder obstruct stall set back lose speed bog down handicap restrict curb restrain inhibit hold up hold back moderate hamper halt postpone keep back reduce stay lessen decrease retardate mire choke loiter interfere with let up ease up put the brakes on hang up hit the brakes sink temper stunt limit curtail regulate abate lag diminish reef quiet qualify procrastinate embog rein in lose pace reduce speed slack up slacken off lessen one's speed go slower slam on the anchors wind down cut back lose steam back-water let down flaps keep waiting get in the way of cut down anchor it bar block stop dam arrest clog slam on the brakes encumber defer hamstring interrupt put back trammel cumber dawdle baffle flag crimp baulk down poke fetter bog hesitate balk loaf falter put a brake on choke off throw a spanner in the works of take down bring to screeching halt close off throw a monkey wrench in the works of shut off shut down back off cramp stymie thwart prevent frustrate shackle constrain hobble bridle handcuff foil hog-tie manacle embarrass tie up short-circuit forestall control cripple repress suppress deter bork derail prohibit withhold hold stand in the way of contain stifle confine disrupt stem stonewall counteract put off oppose keep suspend avert stave off hold in get in the way put an end to hold down catch burden tie interfere smother freeze govern straiten scupper tame debar interdict ward off weigh down shut out cut off nip in the bud keep lid on still pause circumvent counter shelve discontinue intermit staunch muzzle rein constrict disadvantage draw up measure rule reschedule bind forbid pull up fetch up make late avoid keep under control keep in check put on hold choke back hem in bottle up cork pull in bring to a standstill defend against head off stem the flow of hold off put a stop to sabotage discourage prorogue crab neutralize occlude muffle defeat bottleneck ruin inconvenience preclude sandbag chain subdue stanch evade congest overload neutralise terminate protract faze circumscribe nullify circumnavigate oppress entangle bring up contravene resist jam cut short clot stuff fight back leash gag bit sidestep skirt imprison close stop up ward can steer clear of box in spoil keep a lid on bite back gaol jail rule out hold over keep in cramp one's style be a hindrance to lock up put at a disadvantage saddle with keep within bounds cool off place at a disadvantage clog up plug up bring to an end keep the lid on cool kill gum up bung up end straitjacket cause to wait cause to stay remit dissuade from impair prolong debilitate withstand enmesh net ensnare capture dissuade quash snag prevent from making progress incommode barricade block up drag one's feet tie one's hands get bogged down sideline entrap discomfit rattle taboo outlaw enjoin charge discommode bother tether hold off on disconcert get out of blockade fix scrub sidetrack drop brace strangle give disadvantage take out put out of commission put paid to escape bypass beat peg discipline make difficult set limits on impose limits on entrammel foul up screw up put on brakes put an stop to knock off overturn scotch chill obviate intercept forfend keep at bay turn aside stave fend off keep off anticipate give a hard time stand fence deflect put a limit on louse up dampen incarcerate intern harness wreck put the stopper on stump ditch take wind out of upset outwit crash do for juke put the kibosh on unsettle throw a spanner in the works throw a spoke in the wheel of cool down hold in check keep a tight rein on keep tight rein on button up squelch swallow keep down box up keep in line tie down impound bring under control have on a tight leash sit on put away pin down pull back rein back guide direct crack down hogtie delimit ban lock in coop up fence in close in immure deny concuss shut in deprive shotgun disallow necessitate stand still come to a standstill not move stand off peter out repulse rebuff checkmate wrong adjourn put half nelson on slacken pace treat unfairly do a disservice to give a disadvantage to treat harshly be unfair to put in an unfavourable position treat unfavourably tell against inflict a handicap on cease put a spoke in someone's wheel play for time throttle saddle load screen obscure pigeonhole complicate break off table disband dissolve prorogate recess mothball put aside monkey with push back lay on the table put on back burner count out take a rain check on put in abeyance file lay off lay aside break up inactivate put on the back burner hang fire quit pink-slip put in cold storage call a halt to keep in abeyance put on ice waive lay over omit put on the shelf hold in abeyance lumber laden lade overtax weight freight stress strain tax overwhelm overburden plug bung obturate die squeeze dam up gibbet drown fill gunge up wring stopper fill up silt up noose

Verb

To relax or be at ease
rest relax doze idle nap sleep laze repose snooze lounge unbend drowse pause unwind flop luxuriate slumber slump chill loll bask loaf catnap outspan kip slacken zizz lie down cool off de-stress kick back lie by sit back sit down slack off take a breather take a rest take five take it easy be at ease be at leisure be calm chill out ease off ease up have a rest mellow out put feet up refresh oneself refresh yourself slow down stretch out veg out wind down be comfortable do nothing let down nod off stand down take a nap take life easy take your ease get some kip get some shut-eye go to bed have a kip have a nap have a snooze have forty winks put one's feet up put your feet up settle back take a siesta catch some Zs have a siesta have a spell lie still snatch forty winks recharge one's batteries recline take a break loosen up sprawl lie take time out hang loose break off stop come up for air drop off calm down catch forty winks lie back enjoy oneself stay loose simmer down get some zizz let up let it all hang out play nod take time off unbutton entertain oneself siesta amuse oneself sleep lightly settle down decompress doss down cool it lounge around take ten have a break doss slouch be asleep couch compose oneself retire lean back sleep like a log chillax sleep like a top turn in mellow laze around take forty winks be in the land of Nod catch a few Zs be in the arms of Morpheus hang out quieten down stretch oneself quiet down drape oneself crash stretch have a lie-down doze off drift off bum lazy footle dillydally dally dawdle cool down have a zizz drone sit around breathe easy collect oneself cop some z's catch a wink let yourself go hang about hit the hay hit the sack lay down goof off hack around kick around be dead to the world catch one's breath make yourself at home lighten up take one's ease hang around make oneself at home catch some z's grab some z's take a snooze feel at home spread out be recumbent be prone put your head down catch a few 'z' s destress lie dormant quieten soothe pacify rack get one's head down take a load off get some rack have sprawl out recess be supine let one's hair down refresh be drowsy get forty winks catch some few Zs get some shuteye breathe recuperate break take a chill pill daydream stone stop worrying sunbathe settle catch some zeds be sleepy suspend proceedings stop briefly bed regain one's composure restrain oneself get hold of oneself hose down control oneself keep cool go easy pull in one's horns be prostrate stretch oneself out be stretched out have time out have a breather sun lie about warm oneself rest upon stop for a breath go to sleep pile in call it a day go up the stairs to Bedfordshire roll in lie upon toast yourself warm yourself sun oneself unlax lollop sit toast oneself swim in lean take one's time knock off stop work let your hair down make less tense let oneself go vegetate loiter oversleep yawn hang round take one's leisure bunk dream snore hibernate zzz conk out bed down be in the arms of morpheus rest in the arms of morpheus catch some zs fall asleep be in the land of nod fall out saw wood sack out zonk out go out like a light rest in the arms of Morpheus lie around kill time waste time sag pass time potter sink mooch malinger collapse lounge about loll around be inactive be unoccupied bum around subside fritter away fritter away time languish twiddle your thumbs fool around droop stagnate stall trifle goldbrick skive extend straddle drape lollygag loaf about loaf around loll about laze about mooch about mooch around lie spread-eagle while away the time flump saunter hunch drift be idle bend fritter moulder degenerate slummock molder slouch about slouch around plonk oneself plop oneself bat around bat back and forth bat about pass the time idle away time fill in time twiddle thumbs go to seed sit on one's hands consume time idle away the hours mark time while away hours be slothful mess around kick your heels be indolent knock around stand around not lift a finger straggle ramble trail spread crumple vacillate fall hang deteriorate exist fritter time away amble wander stooge moon spread-eagle bat meander futz veg decay weaken do nothing in particular remain stay haunt hover wait linger frequent sit heavily twiddle one's thumbs go to pot be inert plonk yourself mess about fiddle around piddle around while away the hours piddle about fool away while bludge cover fall back drape yourself lay on one's oars while away fanny about bob off kick one's heels rest on one's oars sit back and do nothing stoop extend over stretch over crouch bow wilt stroll piddle shirk evade be lazy shirk one's duties take things easy

Antonym of slack

slack Idiom, Proverb

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