Definition of slowness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsləʊnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsloʊnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of not moving, acting or doing something quickly; the fact of taking a long time There was impatience over the slowness of reform. The evening passed with agonizing slowness.
  2. 2the fact of not going or not allowing you to go at a fast speed the slowness of the bus this morning
  3. 3the fact of hesitating to do something or of not doing something immediately slowness to do something Part of the problem was the company's slowness to react. slowness in doing something Governments try to justify their slowness in responding to global health needs.
  4. 4the fact of not being quick to learn; the fact of finding things hard to understand He was mocked by one girl for his slowness in class.
  5. 5the fact of not being very busy; the fact of containing little action Despite its slowness, it's still a pretty good movie.