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Wordnet 3.0


1. causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide;
- Example: "slippery sidewalks"
- Example: "a slippery bar of soap"
- Example: "the streets are still slippy from the rain"
[syn: slippery, slippy]

2. not to be trusted;
- Example: "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
[syn: slippery, tricky]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Slippery \Slip"per*y\, a. [See Slipper, a.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise. [1913 Webster] The slippery tops of human state. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away. [1913 Webster] The slippery god will try to loose his hold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Liable to slip; not standing firm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle. "The slippery state of kings." --Denham. [1913 Webster] 6. Uncertain in effect. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Slippery elm. (Bot.) (a) An American tree (Ulmus fulva) with a mucilagenous and slightly aromatic inner bark which is sometimes used medicinally; also, the inner bark itself. (b) A malvaceous shrub (Fremontia Californica); -- so called on the Pacific coast. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

slippery adj 1: 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" [syn: slippery, slippy] [ant: nonslippery] 2: not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee [syn: slippery, tricky]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

186 Moby Thesaurus words for "slippery": Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adipose, ambidextrous, amoral, arch, artful, astute, blubbery, buttery, butyraceous, cagey, calculating, canny, changeable, chiseling, chrismal, chrismatory, clever, collusive, conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted, covinous, crafty, criminal, critical, crooked, cunning, cute, dangerous, dark, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, delicate, designing, desultory, devious, diplomatic, dishonest, dishonorable, disloyal, double, double-dealing, doubtful, dubious, elusive, elusory, evasive, faithless, false, falsehearted, fat, fatty, feline, felonious, finagling, fishy, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, glassy, greased, greasy, guileful, hazardous, icy, ill-got, ill-gotten, immoral, inconstant, indirect, infirm, ingenious, insecure, insidious, insubstantial, inventive, knowing, lardaceous, lardy, lubric, lubricated, lubricious, malingering, mucoid, not kosher, oiled, oily, oleaginous, oleic, on slippery ground, on thin ice, pawky, perfidious, perilous, politic, precarious, provisional, questionable, ready, reptilian, resourceful, rich, risky, rotten, scheming, sebaceous, serpentine, shady, shaky, shameless, sharp, shifting, shifty, shirking, shrewd, sinister, sleek, slick, sliddery, slimy, slipper, slippy, slithery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, soaped, soapy, sophistical, stealthy, strategic, subtile, subtle, suety, supple, surreptitious, suspicious, tactical, tallowy, temporary, tentative, ticklish, touch-and-go, touchy, treacherous, trickish, tricksy, tricky, two-faced, uncertain, unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, unctuous, undependable, underhand, underhanded, unethical, unfaithworthy, unguent, unguentary, unguentous, unprincipled, unreliable, unsavory, unscrupulous, unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady, unstraightforward, unsubstantial, unsure, untrustworthy, variable, vulpine, wary, wily, without remorse, without shame