About The Word Slippery

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Slippery Meaning & Definition
Slippery Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Slippery?

[adj] being such as to cause things to slip or slide; "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"
[adj] not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee

Synonyms | Synonyms for Slippery: lubricious | nonstick | slick | sliding | slimed | slimy | slipping | slippy | slithering | slithery | tricky | untrustworthy | untrusty

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See Also | smooth

Slippery In Webster's Dictionary

\Slip"per*y\, a. [See {Slipper}, a.] 1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery. 2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise. The slippery tops of human state. --Cowley. 3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away. The slippery god will try to loose his hold. --Dryden. 4. Liable to slip; not standing firm. --Shak. 5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle. ``The slippery state of kings.'' --Denham. 6. Uncertain in effect. --L'Estrange. 7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals. --Shak. {Slippery elm}. (Bot.) (a) An American tree ({Ulmus fulva}) with a mucilagenous and slightly aromatic inner bark which is sometimes used medicinally; also, the inner bark itself. (b) A malvaceous shrub ({Fremontia Californica}); -- so called on the Pacific coast.

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