What does slimy mean?

Definitions for slimy
ˈslaɪ mislimy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word slimy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slimed, slimyadjective

    covered with or resembling slime

    "a slimy substance covered the rocks"

  2. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretchedadjective

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"


  1. slimyadjective

    Of or pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, covered or daubed with, yielding, abounding in slime; viscous; glutinous.

  2. slimyadjective

    friendly in a false, calculating way; underhanded; sneaky.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Slimyadjective

    Etymology: from slime.

    My bended hook shall pierce
    Their slimy jaws; and, as I draw them up,
    I’ll think them every one an Antony. William Shakespeare.

    Some lay in dead men’s skulls; and in those holes,
    Where eyes did once inhabit, there were crept,
    As ’twere in scorn of eyes, reflecting gems,
    That woo’d the slimy bottom of the deep,
    And mock’d the dead bones that lay scatter’d by. William Shakespeare.

    They have cobwebs about them, which is a sign of a slimy dryness. Francis Bacon.

    The rest are all by bad example led,
    And in their father’s slimy tract they tread. John Dryden.

    Eels for want of exercise, are fat and slimy. Arbuthnot.

    Shoals of slow house-bearing do snails creep
    O’er the ripe fruitage, paring slimy tracks
    In the sleek rind. Philips.

    The swallow sweeps
    The slimy pool to build his hanging house. James Thomson.

    Then both from out hell-gates, into the waste,
    Wide anarchy of chaos, damp and dark,
    Hovering upon the waters, what they met
    Solid or slimy, as in raging sea,
    Tost up and down, together crowded drove. John Milton.

    From their groins they shed
    A slimy juice by false conception bred. Dryden.

    The astrological undertakers would raise men like vegetables, out of some fat and slimy soil, well digested by the kindly heat of the sun, and impregnated with the influence of the stars. Richard Bentley.


  1. slimy

    Slimy generally refers to something slippery, smooth, and moist or wet, often in an unpleasant way. It can describe a physical texture or a characteristic of a person's untrustworthy or insincere behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slimy

    of or pertaining to slime; resembling slime; of the nature of slime; viscous; glutinous; also, covered or daubed with slime; yielding, or abounding in, slime

Anagrams for slimy »

  1. limsy

  2. smily

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slimy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slimy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of slimy in a Sentence

  1. Kayleigh McEnany:

    If I have to bet – these are a lot of slimy folks, Epstein and … Maxwell, and I believe she's singing, what incentive does she have not to sing? Maybe she gets out.

  2. Brad Smith:

    Unused drains create a slimy film that creates an ideal breeding spot for drain flies, if these flies are present in the house there is almost certainly a slow or clogged drain.

  3. Mark Christmann:

    I hope it tastes good, i mean it could be strange. I’d be alright with that. But as long as it doesn’t taste slimy or, like, overly crunchy.

  4. Rudy Giuliani:

    Democrat party is covering up a pattern of corruption involving high level members of the Obama cabinet, the multi-million and billion dollar pay-for-play is mind boggling. Biden Family sale of office to Ukraine was not the only one or the most egregious. Slimy Joe is not alone.

  5. David Krone:

    All politics are local, you have got to let things play out, and we’re seeing now that it’s a lot harder to operate in sunshine than in darkness, as far as deals go, the average American doesn’t understand them and thinks they’re payoffs and a slimy part of the process, but deals like this have been around for centuries.

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    being essentially equal to something
    A occlusive
    B ambidextrous
    C equivalent
    D soft-witted

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