HyperDic: slick

English > 11 senses of the word slick:
NOUNattributeslick, slickness, slipperiness, slipa slippery smoothness
communicationslick, slick magazine, glossya magazine printed on good quality paper
artifactslicka film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
artifactslicka trowel used to make a surface slick
VERBcontactslick, sleekmake slick or smooth
bodyslick, slick down, sleek downgive a smooth and glossy appearance
ADJECTIVEallslickmade slick by e.g. ice or grease
allslick, facile, neatarrived at without due care or effort
allslick, glib, pathaving only superficial plausibility
allslick, satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklikehaving a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
allslick, crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilymarked by skill in deception
slick > pronunciation
Soundsslih'k
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > slick: 11 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmade slick by e.g. ice or grease.
Examples
  • "sidewalks slick with ice"
  • "roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"
Broaderslippery, slippyCausing or tending to cause things to slip or slide
Spanishresbaladizo
Nounsslicknessa slippery smoothness
English > slick: 11 senses > adjective 2
Meaningarrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth.
Synonymsfacile, neat
BroadersuperficialConcerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious
Spanishsuperficial
English > slick: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving only superficial plausibility.
Example "a slick commercial"
Synonymsglib, pat
Broaderplausibleapparently reasonable and valid, and truthful
Nounsslicknessa kind of fluent easy superficiality
English > slick: 11 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light.
Example "slick seals and otters"
Synonymssatiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike
Broaderbrightemitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
Spanishbrillante, de seda, liso, lustroso, satinado, sedosa, sedoso, terso
Catalanbrillant, lluent, llustrós, satinat, sedós
Nounsslicknessa slippery smoothness
English > slick: 11 senses > adjective 5
Meaningmarked by skill in deception.
Example "a slick evasive answer"
Synonymscrafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily
Broaderartfulmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
Spanishartero, astuto, bellaco, ladino, pícaro, sagaz, socarrón, taimado
Catalanastut, bergant, murri, sagaç, sorneguer
Nounsslicknessa kind of fluent easy superficiality
slicknessverbal / verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
English > slick: 11 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA slippery smoothness.
Example"he could feel the slickness of the tiller"
Synonymsslickness, slipperiness, slip
BroadersmoothnessA texture without roughness
Spanishlustre, suavidad, viscosidad
Verbsslickgive a smooth and glossy appearance
slickmake slick or smooth
English > slick: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA magazine printed on good quality paper.
Synonymsslick magazine, glossy
Broadermagazine, magA periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
English > slick: 11 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA film of oil or garbage floating on top of water.
Narroweroil slickA thin film of oil floating on top of water (especially crude oil spilled from a ship)
BroaderfilmA thin coating or layer
English > slick: 11 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA trowel used to make a surface slick.
BroadertrowelA small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade
English > slick: 11 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake slick or smooth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsleek
Broaderpolish, smooth, smoothen, shinemake (a surface) shine
Spanishalisar
Catalanallisar
Nounsslicka slippery smoothness
English > slick: 11 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningGive a smooth and glossy appearance.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey slick their hair
Example"slick one's hair"
Synonymsslick down, sleek down
Broadercomb, comb out, disentanglesmoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
Spanishalisar, lustrar
Catalanallisar
Nounsslicka slippery smoothness

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