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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slickness, slick, slipperiness, slipnoun

    a slippery smoothness

    "he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

  2. slick, slick magazine, glossynoun

    a magazine printed on good quality paper

  3. slicknoun

    a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water

  4. slickadjective

    a trowel used to make a surface slick

  5. slickadjective

    made slick by e.g. ice or grease

    "sidewalks slick with ice"; "roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"

  6. glib, pat, slickadjective

    having only superficial plausibility

    "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"

  7. satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slickadjective

    having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light

    "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"

  8. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilyverb

    marked by skill in deception

    "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"

  9. slick, sleekverb

    make slick or smooth

  10. slick, slick down, sleek downverb

    give a smooth and glossy appearance

    "slick one's hair"


  1. slicknoun

    A covering of liquid, particularly oil.

  2. slicknoun

    A tire with a smooth surface instead of a tread pattern, often used in auto racing.

    You'll go much faster if you put on slicks.

  3. slicknoun

    A helicopter.

  4. slicknoun

    A camera ready image to be used by a printer. The "slick" is photographed to produce a negative image which is then used to burn a positive offset plate or other printing device.

    The project was delayed because the slick had not been delivered to the printer.

  5. slickverb

    To make slick

    The surface had been slicked.

  6. slickadjective

    Superficially convincing but actually untrustworthy.

    That new sales rep is slick. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy anything.

  7. slickadjective

    Slippery due to a covering of liquid; often used to describe appearances.

    That new sales rep is slick. Be sure to read the fine print before you buy anything.

  8. slickadjective

    Clever, making an apparently hard task easy; often used sarcastically.

    They read all kinds of slick magazines.

  9. slickadjective

    Appearing expensive or sophisticated.

    They read all kinds of slick magazines.

  10. slickadjective

    Extraordinarily great or special.

    That is one slick bicycle, it has all sorts of features!

  11. Slicknoun

    A term of address, generally applied to males, possibly including strangers, implying that the person addressed is slick in the sense of "sophisticated", but often used sarcastically.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slicknoun

    see Schlich

    Etymology: [See Sleek.]

  2. Slickadjective

    sleek; smooth

    Etymology: [See Sleek.]

  3. Slickverb

    to make sleek or smoth

    Etymology: [See Sleek.]

  4. Slicknoun

    a wide paring chisel

    Etymology: [See Sleek.]


  1. Slick

    Slick is the name of two fictional comic book characters in the Marvel Universe. One is a demon and the other is a mutant and former student of the Xavier Institute.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slick

    slik, adj. smooth: smooth-tongued: dexterous in movement or action.—adv. in a smooth manner, deftly. [Sleek]

  2. Slick

    slik, n. ore finely powdered. [Ger. schlich.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. slick

    Smooth. This is usually called an Americanism, but is a very old sea-term. In the Book for Boys and Girls, 1686, it is aptly illustrated: "The mole's a creature very smooth and slick, She digs i' th' dirt, but 'twill not on her stick."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slick in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Slick in a Sentence

  1. Seddique Mateen:

    I didn't notice anything wrong, he was very slick.

  2. Murad Mohammad:

    Farah fell victim to ISIL's slick marketing campaign, dusted with enough misrepresentations of Islam to make it appear to be a legitimate Islamic organization.

  3. John Eric Goff:

    If someone lets a bit of air out of it, it’s going to be a little less massive – it slows down a little bit faster with a little less air than it would do otherwise, the benefit that you would gain from being able to grip the ball in a slick situation outweighs the slight deceleration increase.

  4. Sean Kelley:

    Prisons are designed to punish, to keep people afraid, to deter, this prison changed everything though. The people who built this prison said 'why not rehabilitate, why not inspire penance?' So they built this building calling it a penitentiary. The prison at that time was state-of-the-art, revolutionary and the most expensive in the world. In operation from 1829 to 1971, thousands passed through the large gates in the 142 years it was in operation. The prisoners included some notorious criminals like Al Capone and bank robber William Slick Willie Sutton. Sutton, in fact, was part of a 1945 jailbreak. He and 11 other prisoners built a tunnel they thought would carry them to freedom. Instead, within months after the well-planned escape, all 12 inmates who broke out were caught and returned. Slick Willie was captured just 3 minutes after breaking free. In operation from 1829 to 1971, thousands passed through the large gates in the 142 years it was in operation. The prisoners included some notorious criminals like Al Capone and bank robber William.

  5. Allan Lichtman:

    The danger is falling on your face and some candidates have had trouble with it, but most of these guys are really slick.

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Translations for Slick

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  • glitschig, raffiniert, gekonnt, schlau, glattGerman
  • astuto, resbaladizo, marea negra, neumático lisoSpanish
  • öljyläikkä, öljylautta, taitava, lipevä, sliksi, näppärä, liukas, läikkä, lauttaFinnish
  • glissantFrench
  • pneumático lisoGalician
  • falso, sdrucciolevole, slickItalian
  • slidensLatvian
  • slijkDutch
  • ловкий, скользкий, разлив, пятно, слик, хитрый, умный, плёнкаRussian
  • kurnazca, akıllıca, ustaca, kayganTurkish
  • سستUrdu
  • 圆滑的Chinese

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