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slippery

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of slippery

  1. 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 of slippery furtive, shady, shifty, sneaky, sly, sneaking, stealthyWords Related to slippery 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 of slippery aboveboard, forthright, plainspoken, straightforward; candid, direct, foursquare, frank, open, plain; honest, trustworthy, truthful

  2. 2 hard to find, capture, or isolate a slippery concept that we had trouble understanding Synonyms of slippery evasive, fugitive, elusiveWords Related to slippery cagey (also cagy), shifty; ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, impermanent, momentary, passing, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory; inaccessible, inconvenient, unapproachable, unattainable, unavailable, unobtainable, unreachable, untouchableNear Antonyms of slippery accessible, approachable, attainable, available, convenient, obtainable, reachable

  3. 3 having or being a surface so smooth as to greatly reduce traction had trouble keeping upright on the slippery ice Synonyms of slippery greased, greasy, lubricated, oiled, slicked, slick, slippy, slitheryWords Related to slippery brushed, buffed, burnished, glossed, ground, polished, rubbed, shined; coated, glazed, waxed; soapy, waxy; rasped, sandblasted, sanded, sandpapered, scoured, scraped, scrubbedNear Antonyms of slippery coarsened, rough, roughened, scuffed, uneven


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