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Meaning of SLIPPERY

Pronunciation:  'slipuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
 

SLIPPERY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: lubricious, nonstick, slick, sliding, slimed, slimy, slipping, slippy, slithering, slithery, tricky, untrustworthy, untrusty
 
 Antonyms: nonslippery
 
 See Also: smooth

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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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