As verbs the difference between droop and slum
is that droop
) to sink or hang downward; to sag while slum
is to visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
As nouns the difference between droop and slum
is that droop
is something which is limp or sagging; while slum
is a dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(lb) To sink or hang downward; to sag.
* (Sylvester Stallone) (1946-)
- Long after his cigar burnt bitter, he sat with eyes fixed on the blaze. When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped ; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs and ball-gown kneeling on the hearth.
(lb) To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
(lb) To lose all enthusiasm or happiness.
* (Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
- I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop , the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.
* (Joseph Addison) (1672–1719)
- I saw him ten days before he died, and observed he began very much to droop and languish.
(lb) To allow to droop or sink.
* (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
- I'll animate the soldier's drooping courage.
To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline.
- Like to a withered vine / That droops his sapless branches to the ground.
- when day drooped
something which is limp or sagging;
a condition or posture of drooping
- He walked with a discouraged droop .
* brewer's droop
A dilapidated neighborhood where many people live in a state of poverty.
- Go to the half built-upon slums behind Battlebridge [...] you will find groups of boys [...] squatting in the mud, among the rubbish, the broken bricks, the dust-heaps, and the fragments of timber [...].
To visit a neighborhood of a status below one's own.
To associate with people or engage in activities with a status below one's own.