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slimy

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adjective \ˈslī-mē\

Simple Definition of slimy

  • : covered with slime

  • : resembling slime

  • : very dishonest, bad, or immoral

Full Definition of slimy

slim·i·erslim·i·est

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling slime :  viscous; also :  covered with or yielding slime

  2. 2 :  vile, offensive

slim·i·ly play \-mə-lē\ adverb
slim·i·ness play \-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of slimy

  1. Get your slimy fingers off my jacket.

  2. <please remove your slimy boots before coming into the house>



14th Century

First Known Use of slimy

14th century

Rhymes with slimy


SLIMY Defined for Kids

slimy

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adjective \ˈslī-mē\

Definition of slimy

slim·i·erslim·i·est

  1. 1 :  having a slippery feel or look

  2. 2 :  covered with slime <slimy rocks>





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