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What is the opposite of instantaneous?

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Adjective
Opposite of happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time
“According to the model, the Big Bang is followed by a period of slow expansion and gradual accumulation of dark energy.”
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Opposite of happening or coming rapidly or immediately
Adjective
Opposite of happening or done quickly and promptly
“The input is to be treated as a delayed reply to an earlier question.”
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Opposite of completed or done with efficiency and speed
“I deserve an overdue apology and demand to know what transpired 5 years ago!”
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Opposite of brief or short in duration
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Opposite of occurring or transpiring at the same moment
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Opposite of occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
“Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.”
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(law) Opposite of performed speedily and without formal ceremony
“Dismantling such structures has proved difficult, and the process of economic reform has often been tentative, dilatory, and slow.”
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Opposite of done or arranged in haste, usually in response to a critical situation
“Surprisingly, Mr. Marchant said it was not uncommon for jewelers to transport precious stones in this seemingly casual way.”
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