› happening without much speed: slow growth/progress/recovery Small companies are making a slow recovery from the recession. Growth in this sector has been slower than predicted. Despite a rather slow start, the month ended well. The slow pace of recovery in the labor market could not be denied.be slow to do sth The company was slow to react to changing market conditions.
› if business, sales, etc. are slow, there is very little activity: Business is always slow during summer vacation. slow months/season