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slick

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of slick

  1. to coat (something) with a slippery substance in order to reduce friction slicking the bottom of their skis with wax Synonyms of slick grease, oil, lubricate, waxWords Related to slick bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wetNear Antonyms of slick coarsen, rough, roughen; dehydrate, dry, parch, sear


slick

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of slick

  1. 1 having or being a surface so smooth as to greatly reduce traction roads are often slick during the first hour of a rainstorm Synonyms of slick greased, greasy, lubricated, oiled, slicked, slippery, slippy, slithery Words Related to slick brushed, buffed, burnished, glossed, ground, polished, rubbed, shined; coated, glazed, waxed; soapy, waxy; rasped, sandblasted, sanded, sandpapered, scoured, scraped, scrubbed Near Antonyms of slick coarsened, rough, roughened, scuffed, uneven

  2. 2 clever at attaining one's ends by indirect and often deceptive means a slick ad campaign that made smoking look cool and sexy Synonyms of slick beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, cute, designing, devious, dodgy [chiefly British], foxy, guileful, scheming, shrewd, artful, sly, subtle, tricky, wilyWords Related to slick astute, facile, glib, sharp; crooked, deceitful, deceptive, dishonest, fraudulent, insinuating, knavish, Machiavellian, oblique, serpentine, shady, shifty, slippery, sneaky, treacherous, underhand, underhanded, unscrupulous; backhanded, double-dealing, hypocritical, insincere, left-handed, mealy, mealymouthed, smooth-tongued, two-faced; circuitous, circular, roundabout; clandestine, concealed, covert, furtive, hugger-mugger, secret, stealthy, surreptitious, undercover; calculating, plottingNear Antonyms of slick obvious, open, patent, plain, public, unconcealed; aboveboard, candid, direct, forthright, frank, honest, natural, outspoken, plainspoken, real, simple, sincere, straightforward, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious, unvarnished; childlike, impressionable, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly; unforced, unstudied; trustful, trustingAntonyms of slick artless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, undesigning

  3. 3 of the very best kind that's a slick new suit you have on Synonyms of slick A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, excellent, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to slick acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of slick bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of slick atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

Synonym Discussion of slick

sleek, slick, glossy mean having a smooth bright surface or appearance. sleek suggests a smoothness or brightness resulting from attentive grooming or physical conditioning.
    • a sleek racehorse
slick suggests extreme smoothness that results in a slippery surface.
    • slipped and fell on the slick floor
glossy suggests a highly reflective surface.
    • photographs having a glossy finish


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