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sleek

 (slēk)
adj. sleek·er, sleek·est
1.
a. Smooth and lustrous as if polished; glossy: long, sleek hair.
b. In good health and having smooth or glossy hair, fur, or skin: a sleek hound.
2.
a. Able to or designed to move efficiently through air or water; streamlined: a sleek, luxurious sedan.
b. Thin and elegant in design: "A pair of sleek minarets anchored the skyline" (Terence Ward).
3. Polished or smooth in manner, especially in an unctuous way; slick: a sleek government official.
tr.v. sleeked, sleek·ing, sleeks
To make sleek; slick: sleeked his hair with pomade.

[Variant of slick.]

sleek′ly adv.
sleek′ness n.

sleek

(sliːk)
adj
1. smooth and shiny; polished
2. polished in speech or behaviour; unctuous
3. (Zoology) (of an animal or bird) having a shiny healthy coat or feathers
4. (of a person) having a prosperous appearance
vb (tr)
5. to make smooth and glossy, as by grooming, etc
6. (usually foll by over) to cover (up), as by making more agreeable; gloss (over)
[C16: variant of slick]
ˈsleekly adv
ˈsleekness n
ˈsleeky adj

sleek1

(slik)

adj. -er, -est.
1. smooth or glossy, as hair.
2. well-fed or well-groomed.
3. finely contoured; streamlined: a sleek sports car.
4. smooth in manners, speech, etc.; suave.
[1580–90; variant of slick1]
sleek′ly, adv.
sleek′ness, n.

sleek2

(slik)

also sleek′en,



v.t.
to make sleek; smooth; slick.
[1400–50; late Middle English sleken, variant of slick2]
sleek′er, n.

sleek


Past participle: sleeked
Gerund: sleeking

Imperative
sleek
sleek
Present
I sleek
you sleek
he/she/it sleeks
we sleek
you sleek
they sleek
Preterite
I sleeked
you sleeked
he/she/it sleeked
we sleeked
you sleeked
they sleeked
Present Continuous
I am sleeking
you are sleeking
he/she/it is sleeking
we are sleeking
you are sleeking
they are sleeking
Present Perfect
I have sleeked
you have sleeked
he/she/it has sleeked
we have sleeked
you have sleeked
they have sleeked
Past Continuous
I was sleeking
you were sleeking
he/she/it was sleeking
we were sleeking
you were sleeking
they were sleeking
Past Perfect
I had sleeked
you had sleeked
he/she/it had sleeked
we had sleeked
you had sleeked
they had sleeked
Future
I will sleek
you will sleek
he/she/it will sleek
we will sleek
you will sleek
they will sleek
Future Perfect
I will have sleeked
you will have sleeked
he/she/it will have sleeked
we will have sleeked
you will have sleeked
they will have sleeked
Future Continuous
I will be sleeking
you will be sleeking
he/she/it will be sleeking
we will be sleeking
you will be sleeking
they will be sleeking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sleeking
you have been sleeking
he/she/it has been sleeking
we have been sleeking
you have been sleeking
they have been sleeking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sleeking
you will have been sleeking
he/she/it will have been sleeking
we will have been sleeking
you will have been sleeking
they will have been sleeking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sleeking
you had been sleeking
he/she/it had been sleeking
we had been sleeking
you had been sleeking
they had been sleeking
Conditional
I would sleek
you would sleek
he/she/it would sleek
we would sleek
you would sleek
they would sleek
Past Conditional
I would have sleeked
you would have sleeked
he/she/it would have sleeked
we would have sleeked
you would have sleeked
they would have sleeked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sleek - make slick or smooth
polish, smooth, smoothen, shine - make (a surface) shine; "shine the silver, please"; "polish my shoes"
Adj.1.sleek - well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed; "sleek figures in expensive clothes"
groomed - neat and smart in appearance; well cared for; "the manager was a beautifully groomed young man"; "his horse was always groomed"
2.sleek - designed or arranged to offer the least resistant to fluid flow; "a streamlined convertible"
smooth - having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; "smooth skin"; "a smooth tabletop"; "smooth fabric"; "a smooth road"; "water as smooth as a mirror"
3.sleek - having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"

sleek

adjective
1. glossy, shiny, lustrous, smooth, silky, velvety, well-groomed sleek black hair
glossy rough, shaggy, dishevelled, sloppy, bedraggled, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), frowzy, badly groomed

sleek

adjective
1. Smooth and lustrous as if polished:
2. Having slender and graceful lines:
3. Affectedly and self-servingly earnest:
verb
To give a gleaming luster to, usually through friction:
phrasal verb
sleek over
To conceal or make light of a fault or offense:
Translations
أمْلَس، ناعِممُعْتَنى بِه
hladkýlesklývypasený
blankglatvelpasset
kiillottaakiillotusainesileäsilottaatasainen
jól tartott
glansandi, mjúkurvel alinn
glotniaiglotnumasglotnusišpuoselėtassusilaižymas
gludslabi koptsspīdīgs
vypasený
bakımlıdüzgün ve parlak

sleek

[sliːk]
A. ADJ (sleeker (compar) (sleekest (superl))) [hair, fur] → lustroso; [person] (of general appearance) → impecable; (in manner) → zalamero, meloso; [boat, car] → de líneas puras; [animal] → gordo y de buen aspecto
B. VT to sleek one's hair downalisarse el pelo

sleek

[ˈsliːk] adj
(= shiny) [hair, fur] → brillant(e), luisant(e)
(= expensive-looking) [car, boat] → élégant(e)

sleek

adj (+er) hair, fur, animalgeschmeidig, glatt; (of general appearance)gepflegt; car alsoschnittig, elegant; behaviouraalglatt (pej), → glatt
vtglätten; (cat) → lecken

sleek

[sliːk]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (shiny, hair, coat) → liscio/a e lucente; (cat) → dal pelo lucido; (person, in appearance) → azzimato/a; (in manner) → untuoso/a; (car, boat) → elegante
2. vt to sleek one's hair down/backlisciarsi i capelli

sleek

(sliːk) adjective
1. (of hair, an animal's fur etc) smooth, soft and glossy. The dog has a lovely sleek coat.
2. well fed and cared for. a sleek Siamese cat lay by the fire.
ˈsleekly adverb
ˈsleekness noun