Teased for their slowness, many become depressed and angry and act out.
People who have done nothing being driven like animals, being punished for their slowness.
At times it can seem too proud of its virtuous noncommerciality; its slowness can seem shallow, its artiness willful.
“The key to the show, to building towards the big lines, is in the pauses, the slowness,” she says.
In her hands, celluloid comes off as a medium that allows for old-fashioned rumination, with some of the slowness of oil paint.
Indeed, it is this slowness of digestion which gives them their well-known staying-power as a food.
The slowness of these proceedings drove the English wild with impatience.
The next minute he was groping for them in the dark of the adjoining closet and softly cursing himself for his own slowness.
Spurling, for all his slowness, was the first to reach the wreck.
A redeeming feature was the civility of the inn people, a fault their slowness.
Old English slaw "inactive, sluggish, torpid, lazy," also "not clever," from Proto-Germanic *slæwaz (cf. Old Saxon sleu "blunt, dull," Middle Dutch slee, Dutch sleeuw "sour, tart, blunt," Old High German sleo "blunt, dull," Old Norse sljor, Danish sløv, Swedish slö "blunt, dull"). Meaning "taking a long time" is attested from early 13c. Meaning "dull, tedious" is from 1841. As an adverb c.1500. The slows "imaginary disease to account for lethargy" is from 1843.
1550s, "make slower;" 1590s, "go slower," from slow (adj.). Related: Slowed; slowing. Old English had slawian (intransitive) "to be or become slow, be sluggish," but the modern use appears to be a 16c. re-formation.