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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.


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