Synonyms and Antonyms of slippery
1 given to acting in secret and to concealing one's intentions <a bar where a lot of slippery characters were known to hang out> Synonyms furtive, shady, shifty, sneaky, sly, sneaking, stealthyRelated Words artful, crafty, cunning, devious, foxy, guileful, slick, wily; close, closemouthed, reticent, secretive; clandestine, covert, dark; deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, devious, duplicitous, trickish, tricky, underhand, underhanded; cheating, crooked, defrauding, dishonest, dissembling, double-dealing, knavish, two-faced; lying, mendacious, untrustworthy, untruthful; insidious, perfidious, serpentine, treacherousNear Antonyms aboveboard, forthright, plainspoken, straightforward; candid, direct, foursquare, frank, open, plain; honest, trustworthy, truthful
2 hard to find, capture, or isolate <a slippery concept that we had trouble understanding> Synonyms evasive, fugitive, elusiveRelated Words cagey (also cagy), shifty; ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, impermanent, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory; inaccessible, inconvenient, unapproachable, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable, untouchableNear Antonyms accessible, approachable, attainable, available, convenient, obtainable, reachable
3 having or being a surface so smooth as to greatly reduce traction <had trouble keeping upright on the slippery ice> Synonyms greased, greasy, lubricated, oiled, slicked, slick, slippy, slitheryRelated Words brushed, buffed, burnished, glossed, ground, polished, rubbed, shined; coated, glazed, waxed; soapy, waxy; rasped, sandblasted, sanded, sandpapered, scoured, scraped, scrubbedNear Antonyms coarsened, rough, roughened, scuffed, uneven
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