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Slack vs. Lack

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  • Slack (noun)

    Small coal; coal dust.

  • Slack (noun)

    A valley, or small, shallow dell.

  • Slack (noun)

    The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it.

    "the slack of a rope or of a sail"

  • Slack (noun)

    A tidal marsh or shallow, that periodically fills and drains.

  • Slack (adjective)

    Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended.

    "a slack rope"

  • Slack (adjective)

    Weak; not holding fast.

    "a slack hand"

  • Slack (adjective)

    Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager.

    "slack in duty or service"

  • Slack (adjective)

    Not violent, rapid, or pressing.

    "Business is slack."

  • Slack (adjective)

    vulgar; sexually explicit, especially in dancehall music

  • Slack (adverb)

    Slackly.

    "slack dried hops"

  • Slack (verb)

    To slacken.

  • Slack (verb)

    To mitigate; to reduce the strength of.

  • Slack (verb)

    to procrastinate; to be lazy

  • Slack (verb)

    to refuse to exert effort

  • Slack (verb)

    To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake.

    "Lime slacks."

  • Lack (noun)

    A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.

  • Lack (noun)

    A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.

  • Lack (verb)

    To be without, to need, to require.

    "My life lacks excitement."

  • Lack (verb)

    To be short (of or for something).

    "He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money."

  • Lack (verb)

    To be in want.

  • Lack (verb)

    To see the deficiency in (someone or something); to find fault with, to malign, reproach.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Slack (noun)

    Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.

  • Slack (noun)

    A valley, or small, shallow dell.

  • Slack (noun)

    The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.

  • Slack (adjective)

    Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.

  • Slack (adjective)

    Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.

  • Slack (adjective)

    Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.

  • Slack (adjective)

    Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.

  • Slack (adverb)

    Slackly; as, slack dried hops.

  • Slack (verb)

    To become slack; to be made less tense, firm, or rigid; to decrease in tension; as, a wet cord slackens in dry weather.

  • Slack (verb)

    To be remiss or backward; to be negligent.

  • Slack (verb)

    To lose cohesion or solidity by a chemical combination with water; to slake; as, lime slacks.

  • Slack (verb)

    To abate; to become less violent.

  • Slack (verb)

    To lose rapidity; to become more slow; as, a current of water slackens.

  • Slack (verb)

    To languish; to fail; to flag.

  • Slack (verb)

    To end; to cease; to desist; to slake.

  • Slack

    To render slack; to make less tense or firm; as, to slack a rope; to slacken a bandage.

  • Slack

    To neglect; to be remiss in.

  • Slack

    To deprive of cohesion by combining chemically with water; to slake; as, to slack lime.

  • Slack

    To cause to become less eager; to repress; to make slow or less rapid; to retard; as, to slacken pursuit; to slacken industry.

  • Slack

    To cause to become less intense; to mitigate; to abate; to ease.

  • Lack (noun)

    Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense.

  • Lack (noun)

    Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.

  • Lack

    To blame; to find fault with.

  • Lack

    To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.

  • Lack (verb)

    To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc.

  • Lack (verb)

    To be in want.

  • Lack (interjection)

    Exclamation of regret or surprise.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Slack (noun)

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

  • Slack (noun)

    a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality;

    "the team went into a slump"

    "a gradual slack in output"

    "a drop-off in attendance"

    "a falloff in quality"

  • Slack (noun)

    a stretch of water without current or movement;

    "suddenly they were in slack water"

  • Slack (noun)

    the condition of being loose (not taut);

    "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"

  • Slack (noun)

    a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely;

    "he took up the slack"

  • Slack (verb)

    avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

  • Slack (verb)

    be inattentive to, or neglect;

    "He slacks his attention"

  • Slack (verb)

    release tension on;

    "slack the rope"

  • Slack (verb)

    make less active or fast;

    "He slackened his pace as he got tired"

    "Don't relax your efforts now"

  • Slack (verb)

    become slow or slower;

    "Production slowed"

  • Slack (verb)

    make less active or intense

  • Slack (verb)

    become less in amount or intensity;

    "The storm abated"

    "The rain let up after a few hours"

  • Slack (verb)

    cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water;

    "slack lime"

  • Slack (adjective)

    not tense or taut;

    "the old man's skin hung loose and gray"

    "slack and wrinkled skin"

    "slack sails"

    "a slack rope"

  • Slack (adjective)

    lacking in strength or firmness or resilience;

    "flaccid muscles"

    "took his lax hand in hers"

    "gave a limp handshake"

    "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know"

    "a slack grip"

  • Slack (adjective)

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

    "slack water"

  • Slack (adjective)

    lacking in rigor or strictness;

    "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"

    "lax in attending classes"

    "slack in maintaining discipline"

  • Lack (noun)

    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable;

    "there is a serious lack of insight into the problem"

    "water is the critical deficiency in desert regions"

    "for want of a nail the shoe was lost"

  • Lack (verb)

    be without;

    "This soup lacks salt"

    "There is something missing in my jewellery box!"

Princeton's WordNet
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