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"
not to be trusted
"how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
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.
Evasive; difficult to pin down.
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
not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise
not easily held; liable or apt to slip away
liable to slip; not standing firm
unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle
uncertain in effect
wanton; unchaste; loose in morals
Origin: [See Slipper, a.]
The numerical value of Slippery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Slippery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Slippery in a Sentence
Does a 'greased palm' offer a 'slippery shake'?
They were slippery and you couldn't keep ahold of them.
I think The FBI’s The FBI, and once breached, we are on a slippery slope.
I think it’s a dangerous line, and once breached, we are on a slippery slope.
That's an example of how protean and slippery the stories are and that's why we like them.
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Translations for Slippery
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- lliscantCatalan, Valencian
- escurridizo, resbaladizoSpanish
- glissante, glissantFrench
- sleamhainnScottish Gaelic
- scivoloso, scivolosaItalian
- glibberig, gladDutch
- nahateełNavajo, Navaho
- liso, escorregadioPortuguese
- скользкий, увёртливыйRussian
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