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Synonyms for slack

Synonyms for slack

characterized by reduced economic activity

not tautly bound, held, or fastened

guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern

to reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity

to avoid the fulfillment of

slack off: to become or cause to become less active or intense

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

a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

a stretch of water without current or movement

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

the quality of being loose (not taut)

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a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

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avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

be inattentive to, or neglect

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release tension on

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make less active or fast

become slow or slower

make less active or intense

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become less in amount or intensity

cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

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not tense or taut

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

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lacking in rigor or strictness

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References in periodicals archive ?
He does some downright crazy things, but I think Mario should be cut some slack because he has had a difficult upbringing.
When Charles mentioned a few weeks ago that "bigotry" was at the core of the move to place Rangers in the Third Division he was cut some slack because, as an Englishman, he didn't use that word in the context in which it's used in everyday life in Scotland.
Again, Boston's starting pitching was inadequate, although Erik Bedard should be cut some slack.
When a ref makes an innocent error in the heat of the moment he should be cut some slack.
But the district needs to bolster its security forces, and no doubt it could do that more easily if the union were to cut some slack on pay scales.
Rightly, he will be cut some slack because never has a squad assessment been undertaken in such a harsh and glaring spotlight.
Like most of us who hail from this neck of the woods, he will have been prepared to cut some slack.
NEIL WARNOCK feels Kevin Doyle deserves to be cut some slack.
AFTER delivering so much at Manchester City over the last two seasons, Roberto Mancini would probably expect to be cut some slack.
When the event returned to Lytham in 2001 Woods was "only" 25th, but he had just completed his "Tiger Slam" three months earlier, so he can be cut some slack there.
Beard has admitted that it's 'definitely weird' to see Phelps becoming a celebrity tabloid star, but she thinks he should be cut some slack.
Cut some slack for a horse whose 3-year-old debut fails to live up to his 2-year-old credentials.