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sloppily
  • r  in a sloppy manner
    this work was done rather sloppily
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slouchily
  • r  in a slouchy manner
    slouchily dressed
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slouchingly
  • r  with a slouching gait or posture
    he stood slouchingly at the garden gate
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slower
  • a  not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
  • a  at a slow tempo
  • s  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
  • a  (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
  • s  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  • s  (of business) not active or brisk
  • r  more slowly
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slowest
  • a  not moving quickly; taking a comparatively long time
  • a  at a slow tempo
  • s  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
  • a  (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time
  • s  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
  • s  (of business) not active or brisk
  • r  most slowly
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slowly
  • r  without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
    he spoke slowly
  • r  in music
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sluggishly
  • r  in a sluggish manner
    the smoke rose sluggishly
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smack
  • n  a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
  • n  the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
  • n  a sailing ship (usually rigged like a sloop or cutter) used in fishing and sailing along the coast
  • n  street names for heroin
  • n  an enthusiastic kiss
  • n  the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
  • v  deliver a hard blow to
    The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved
  • v  have an element suggestive (of something)
    his speeches smacked of racism
  • v  have a distinctive or characteristic taste
  • v  kiss lightly
  • v  press (the lips) together and open (the lips) noisily, as in eating
  • r  directly
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smartly
  • r  in a clever manner
    a smartly managed business
  • r  with vigor; in a vigorous manner
  • r  in a stylish manner
    He was smartly dressed
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smash
  • n  a vigorous blow
  • n  a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
  • n  a hard return hitting the tennis ball above your head
  • n  the act of colliding with something
    the fullback's smash into the defensive line
  • n  a conspicuous success
    that new Broadway show is a real smasher
  • v  hit hard
    He smashed a 3-run homer
  • v  break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over
  • v  reduce to bankruptcy
    The slump in the financial markets smashed him
  • v  hit violently
    She smashed her car against the guard rail
  • v  humiliate or depress completely
    The death of her son smashed her
  • v  damage or destroy as if by violence
  • v  hit (a tennis ball) in a powerful overhead stroke
  • v  collide or strike violently and suddenly
    The motorcycle smashed into the guard rail
  • v  overthrow or destroy (something considered evil or harmful)
    The police smashed the drug ring after they were tipped off
  • v  break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow
    The window smashed
  • r  with a loud crash
    the car went smash through the fence
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smilingly
  • r  with smiles; in a smiling manner
    the girl reminded her smilingly of their childhood spent together
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smolderingly
  • r  with barely repressed anger
    `I can't wait,' she answered smolderingly
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smoothly
  • r  with no problems or difficulties
    put the plans into effect quickly and smoothly
  • r  in a smooth and diplomatic manner
    `And now,' he said smoothly, `we will continue the conversation'
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smugly
  • r  in a smug manner
    the bureaucrats explained smugly that the facts provided by their own experts show no cause for concern
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