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Definition of Slack


  1. Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
  2. A valley, or small, shallow dell.
  3. Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
  4. Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
  5. Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
  6. Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
  7. Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
  8. The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
  9. Alt. of Slacken
  10. Alt. of Slacken

Slack Quotations

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
Morihei Ueshiba

I try to take a weekly digital Sabbath, batch my emails so I deal with them a few times a day rather than constantly, and increasingly give myself permission to ignore unsolicited communiques. I try, too, to give others more slack. The respond-now culture is a two-way street. I'm trying to be more mindful of that.
Noreena Hertz

In marriage, a man becomes slack and selfish, and undergoes a fatty degeneration of his moral being.
Robert Louis Stevenson

I think I'm a fun flatmate. I'm always cheerful. I go on tour with my band so it's 12 people on one bus and I feel like I'm the one who's happy in the morning. I'm not a chaotic person, but I might slack off on doing the dishes from time to time.
Zooey Deschanel

Everybody favours free speech in the slack moments when no axes are being ground.
Heywood Broun
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Slack Translations

slack in German is schlaff, lose, flau
slack in Italian is lasco, floscio
slack in Spanish is languido, flojera
slack in Swedish is loj, slapp, slak
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