Synonyms for (noun) slack

Synonyms: slack

Definition: a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

Usage: he took up the slack

Similar words: cord

Definition: a line made of twisted fibers or threads

Usage: the bundle was tied with a cord


Synonyms: slack, slackness

Definition: the quality of being loose (not taut)

Usage: he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope

Similar words: looseness, play

Definition: movement or space for movement

Usage: there was too much play in the steering wheel


Synonyms: quag, quagmire, slack, mire, morass

Definition: a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

Similar words: bog, peat bog

Definition: wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel


Synonyms: slack, slack water

Definition: a stretch of water without current or movement

Usage: suddenly they were in a slack and the water was motionless

Similar words: stretch

Definition: a large and unbroken expanse or distance

Usage: a stretch of highway; a stretch of clear water


Synonyms: slack, slump, drop-off, falling off, falloff

Definition: a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

Usage: the team went into a slump; a gradual slack in output; a drop-off in attendance; a falloff in quality

Similar words: declension, decline in quality, deterioration, worsening

Definition: process of changing to an inferior state


Synonyms: slack

Definition: dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

Similar words: rubble, dust, detritus, debris, junk

Definition: the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Synonyms for (verb) slack

Synonyms: slack, slake

Definition: cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

Usage: slack lime

Similar words: hydrate

Definition: cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to

Usage: hydrate your skin


Synonyms: die away, slack, slack off, abate, let up

Definition: become less in amount or intensity

Usage: The storm abated; The rain let up after a few hours

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: slack, slake, abate

Definition: make less active or intense

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: slack, slacken, slow, slow down, slow up

Definition: become slow or slower

Usage: Production slowed

Similar words: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days


Synonyms: slack, slack up, slacken, relax

Definition: make less active or fast

Usage: He slackened his pace as he got tired; Don't relax your efforts now

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: slack

Definition: release tension on

Usage: slack the rope

Similar words: loose, loosen

Definition: make loose or looser

Usage: loosen the tension on a rope


Synonyms: slack

Definition: be inattentive to, or neglect

Usage: He slacks his attention

Similar words: neglect

Definition: fail to attend to

Usage: he neglects his children


Synonyms: slack

Definition: avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

Similar words: goldbrick, fiddle, shirk, shrink from

Definition: avoid (one's assigned duties)

Usage: The derelict soldier shirked his duties

Synonyms for (adjective) slack

Synonyms: lax, slack

Definition: lacking in rigor or strictness

Usage: such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable; lax in attending classes; slack in maintaining discipline

Similar words: negligent

Definition: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

Usage: negligent parents; negligent of detail; negligent in his correspondence


Synonyms: slack

Definition: flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide

Usage: slack water

Similar words: standing

Definition: (of fluids) not moving or flowing

Usage: mosquitoes breed in standing water


Synonyms: slack, loose

Definition: not tense or taut

Usage: the old man's skin hung loose and grey; slack and wrinkled skin; slack sails; a slack rope

Similar words: lax

Definition: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

Usage: a lax rope; a limp handshake