1 being such as to cause things to slip or slide; "slippery sidewalks"; "a slippery bar of soap"; "the streets are still slippy from the rain" [syn: slippy] [ant: nonslippery]
2 not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee; "they called Reagan the teflon president because mud never stuck to him" [syn: tricky, teflon]
Adjectiveslippery ( more slippery, most slippery)
- 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.
Antonyms(of a surface): sticky
of a surface
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