one's feet, heavy with sleep, heavy-eyed; somnolent, drowsy, dozy, groggy, SI. dopey; yawny, oscitant, nodding, nodding-off, ready for bed.
2. inert, inactive, dormant, static, latent, abeyant, in abeyance or suspense; sluggish, torpid, stagnant; calm, still, quiet, quiescent.
3. soporific, somniferous, sleep-inducing, sleep-producing; narcotic.
slump, v. 1. sink, subside, go down, get bogged down; collapse, cave in, give way; sag, droop.
2. decrease, depreciate, devaluate, drop, reach a new low; fall, plunge, plummet, dive, nosedive, go into a tailspin, Inf. come a cropper, Inf. take a header.
3. deteriorate, degenerate, decline, worsen, take a turn for the worse, go from bad to worse, slip, slide; go downhill, go to pieces, Inf. go to pot, Inf. go to the dogs, SI. hit the skids; fail, lapse, weaken, retrogress, retrograde, let oneself go.
4. slouch, hunch; bow, bend, stoop.
-n. 5. decrease, depreciation, devaluation; decline, deterioration, degeneration, vitiation, atrophy; lapse, retrogression, retrogradation, regression.
6. descent, fall, downturn, downtrend, downslide, downswing; plunge, drop-off, nosedive, tailspin, Inf. header.
7. depression, recession, slowdown, dry spell, hard times, SI. bust.
slur, v. 1. slight, gloss over, minimize; omit, miss, give a miss, fail to mention; overlook, pass over, skip, jump; ignore, disregard, dismiss, pay no attention to.
2. garble, drawl, elide; mumble, lisp, sputter.
3. calumniate, slander, libel, traduce, misrepresent; insinuate, impute, cast aspersions; sully, stain, soil, blacken, blemish, smudge, stigmatize, drag through the mud or mire, heap dirt upon, throw mud on, Si. dump on.
4. defame, denigrate, vituperate, vilify, vilipend, scandalize, run down, revile, malign, give a bad name to, speak ill of, cut to pieces, Si. do a hatchet job on; disparage, detract, derogate, deprecate, Si. put down. -n. 5. insult, slight, Si. put-down; aspersion, im putation, innuendo, insinuation, reflection, Inf. brickbat; calumny, slander, libel, false accusation, misrepresentation, falsehood, lie, untruth.
6. disgrace, stigma, brand, blot, blot on the escutcheon, smear, smirch, stain, spot, black spot or mark,
slush, n. 1. slosh, melting snow.
2. slime, muck. See - slime.
3. bathos, sentimentality, oversentimentality, mawkishness, maudlinness, cloyingness, mushiness, soppiness, Inf. slushiness; bleeding heart, namby-pamby, mush, Inf. goo, Inf. schmaltz, SI. hearts and flowers.
slut, n. 1. slattern, drab, trollop, sloven, draggle-tail; frump, dowdy; hag.
2. prostitute, harlot, whore, hussy, loose woman, wanton, fallen woman, woman of ill repute, lady of the evening; trull, quean, painted woman, streetwalker, bar girl, Inf. pick-up, All SI. tart, hooker, floozie, working girl. See - prostitute (def. 1).
3. bitch, female dog.
sly, adj. 1. cunning, crafty, wily, artful, subtle, foxy, S/. crazy like a fox, Scot. and North Eng. pawky; shrewd, astute, canny, sharp, knowing, Inf. cagey.
2. covert, clandestine, undercover, stealthy, surreptitious, feline, back-alley, Canon Law. subreptitious; secret, hugger-mugger, hole-and-corner, closed-door, closet; furtive, underhand, underhanded, Inf. under the table or counter, back-room, sneaky, sneaking; devious, insidious, guileful, disingenuous, scheming, plotting, designing; tricky, crooked, dishonest, unethical, dishonorable, Ihf left-hand; shifty, slippery,