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Definition of slippery:

  1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
  2. Liable to slip; not standing firm.
  3. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
  4. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
  5. Uncertain in effect.
  6. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
  7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.

Synonyms:

shady, wet, slicked, dodgy, dubious, unscrupulous, catchy, unreliable, lustrous, fraudulent, slippy, untruthful, knavish, uncertain, glistening, slick, seek, slimy, waxy, slithering, slipping, slimed, icy, evasive, slippery as an eel, blunt, smoothly, corrupt, unprincipled, deceitful, insecure, furtive, tricksy, lubricious, nonstick, untrusty, sliding, untrustworthy, sneaking, guileful, glabrous, stealthy, fugitive, tricky, slithery, dishonest, unsafe, shifty, skiddy, elusive.

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