HyperDic: slippery

English > 2 senses of the word slippery:
ADJECTIVEallslippery, slippycausing or tending to cause things to slip or slide
allslippery, trickynot to be trusted
slippery > pronunciation
Soundsslih'periy; slih'priy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
accusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > slippery: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing or tending to cause things to slip or slide.
Examples
  • "slippery sidewalks"
  • "a slippery bar of soap"
Synonymslippy
NarrowerlubriciousHaving a smooth or slippery quality
nonstick(of surfaces especially of cooking utensils) permitting easy removal of adherent food particles
slickmade slick by e.g. ice or grease
slidingA smooth continuous motion
slimed, slimyCovered with or resembling slime
slipping, slitheringMoving as on a slippery surface
slitheryHaving a slippery surface or quality
See alsosmoothHaving a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities
Oppositenonslipperynot slippery
Spanishdesplazable, escurridizo, resbaladizo, resbaloso
Catalanrelliscós, rellisquent
Nounsslipperinessa slippery smoothness
English > slippery: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot to be trusted.
Example"how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
Synonymtricky
Broaderuntrustworthy, untrustynot worthy of trust / trust or belief
Spanishastuto, engañoso, tramposo
Catalanastut, enganyós, trampós
Nounsslipperinessthe quality of being a slippery rascal

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