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Synonyms for slippery
ˈslɪp ə ri, ˈslɪp rislip·pe·ry

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  1. slipperyadjective

    Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc.

    slick, greasy, slippy, slimy, wet


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slippery

    smooth, glassy, lubricated, insecure, perilous, unsafe, unstable, shifty, elusive, shuffling, unprincipled, deceptive, evasive, untrustworthy, uncertain

    rough, firm, unslippery, secure, safe, stable, solid, trustworthy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slippery, slippyadjective

    causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide

    "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain"

    slippy, tricky

    nonslippery, nonslip, nonskid, trusty, trustworthy

  2. slippery, trickyadjective

    not to be trusted

    "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee

    dodgy, catchy, tricky, cunning, knavish, sly, guileful, wily, foxy, crafty, slippy, slick, tricksy

    trustworthy, nonslippery, nonslip, nonskid, trusty

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slipperyadjective

    smooth, glib

  2. slipperyadjective

    unstable, uncertain, changeable, mutable, unsteady, shaky

  3. slipperyadjective

    treacherous, perfidious, faithless, knavish, dishonest, false

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slipperyadjective

    smooth, glib, inconstant, unstable, loose, incontinent, lubric

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slippery":

    rolling, hernia, enigmatic, sliding, tricksy, slope

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How to use slippery in a sentence?

  1. Niki Lauda:

    Singapore was a very good lesson, we had the cars set up wrong for the conditions there. It was very odd. The circuit is very slippery there and we never got the tires to work properly. This was the mistake.

  2. Judith Stein:

    I'm concerned that the telehealth reforms could be good but a slippery slope if it leads to less care being available for some, and in-person care being available for others.

  3. Patrick Pouyanne:

    We don't need a law to impose it on us because it will become a slippery slope, i am convinced that for some of my colleagues, their headquarters will leave France if laws like that are passed.

  4. Martin Lee:

    If Hong Kong were to go down the slippery slope as now, Hong Kong will become just another Chinese city.

  5. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst:

    That's an example of how protean and slippery the stories are and that's why we like them.

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