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slippery - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'slippery' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Slippery [ a.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'slippery' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . slippery [ a]
Meaning (1):
- causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide
Example in sentence:
  • a slippery bar of soap;
  • slippery sidewalks;
  • the streets are still slippy from the rain
2 . slippery [ s]
Meaning (2):
- not to be trusted
Example in sentence:
  • how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is