- = limp, relaxed, loose, lax, flaccid, not tight, not taut •
The electronic pads work slack muscles to astounding effect.
- = loose, hanging, flapping, baggy •
The wind had gone, leaving the sails slack.
opposites: stretched, tight, strained, stiff, rigid, taut, inflexible
- = slow, quiet, inactive, dull, sluggish, slow-moving •
busy times and slack periods
opposites: active, busy, hectic, bustling, fast-moving
- = negligent, lazy, lax, idle, easy-going, inactive, tardy, slapdash, neglectful, slipshod, inattentive, remiss, asleep on the job (informal) •
Many publishers have simply become far too slack.
opposites: strict, exacting, meticulous, hard, concerned, hard-working, stern, diligent
- = surplus, excess, overflow, leftover, glut, surfeit, overabundance, superabundance, superfluity •
Buying-to-let could stimulate the housing market by reducing the slack.
- = room, excess, leeway, give (informal), play, looseness •
He cranked in the slack, and the ship was moored.
- = shirk, idle, relax, flag, neglect, dodge, skive (British, slang), bob off (British, slang), bludge (Australian & New Zealand, informal) •
He had never let a foreman see him slacking.
- = idle, waste time, take it easy, be lazy, doss (British, slang), lounge about, bunk off (informal) •
If someone slacks, he comes down hard on them.
'slack' in Other Languages
- British English: slack Something that is slack is loose and not tightly stretched....the slack skin of my elbow.slæk ADJECTIVE
- Arabic: مُتْوَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: frouxo frouxa
- Chinese: 松弛的
- Croatian: mlohav mlohava
- Czech: volnýnenapjatý
- Danish: slap
- Dutch: slap
- European Spanish: flojo floja
- Finnish: löysä
- French: détendu
- German: locker
- Greek: μπόσικος μπόσικη
- Italian: lento lenta
- Japanese: 緩い
- Korean: 느슨한
- Norwegian: slakk
- Polish: ospały ospała
- Portuguese: frouxo frouxa
- Romanian: slăbit slăbit, slăbită, slăbiți, slăbite
- Russian: провисший
- Spanish: flojo flojasuelto
- Swedish: slapp slappt
- Thai: หย่อน
- Turkish: gevşektavır
- Ukrainian: ненатягнутий
- Vietnamese: lỏngchùng
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