Slippery Definition

slĭpə-rē
slipperier, slipperiest
adjective
slipperier, slipperiest
Causing or liable to cause sliding or slipping, as a wet, waxed, or greasy surface.
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Tending to slip away, as from a grasp.
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Not reliable or trustworthy; deceitful.
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Subject to change.
A slippery situation.
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Immoral.
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Other Word Forms of Slippery

Adjective

Base Form:
slippery
Comparative:
slipperier
Superlative:
slipperiest

Origin of Slippery

  • Alteration of obsolete slipper from Middle English from Old English slipor lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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