I wrote email today and when I used word "slowliness" it got underlined by spell checker. I googled for slowliness vs slowness but couldn't find good answers.

Which one is correct? "slowness" or "slowliness"?

  • Before this post I had, to my recollection, never seen the word "slowliness".
    – Hot Licks
    Aug 22, 2015 at 23:08
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    When I googled "slowliness" I found two "add your own definition"-dictionaries that listed it as rare and that it's another word for slowness. I couldn't find it in any curated dictionary. I would therefore conclude that slowness is the preferred and generally accepted word here. What did you find and what conclusions did you draw?
    – Jim
    Aug 22, 2015 at 23:22

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"Slowness" is correct. "Slowliness" is not a word.

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