What does Slippery mean?

Definitions for Slippery
ˈslɪp ə ri, ˈslɪp riSlip·pery

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Slippery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slippery, slippy(adj)

    causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide

    "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"

  2. slippery, tricky(adj)

    not to be trusted

    "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee


  1. slippery(Adjective)

    Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc.

  2. slippery(Adjective)

    Evasive; difficult to pin down.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slippery(adj)

    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. Slippery(adj)

    not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise

  3. Slippery(adj)

    not easily held; liable or apt to slip away

  4. Slippery(adj)

    liable to slip; not standing firm

  5. Slippery(adj)

    unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle

  6. Slippery(adj)

    uncertain in effect

  7. Slippery(adj)

    wanton; unchaste; loose in morals

  8. Origin: [See Slipper, a.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slippery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Slippery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Slippery in a Sentence

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr,:

    Does a 'greased palm' offer a 'slippery shake'?

  2. Los Angeles.Read MoreWeathers:

    They were slippery and you couldn't keep ahold of them.

  3. Michela Menting:

    I think The FBI’s The FBI, and once breached, we are on a slippery slope.

  4. Michela Menting:

    I think it’s a dangerous line, and once breached, we are on a slippery slope.

  5. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst:

    That's an example of how protean and slippery the stories are and that's why we like them.

Images & Illustrations of Slippery

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