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slim·y

 (slī′mē)
adj. slim·i·er, slim·i·est
1.
a. Consisting of or resembling slime; viscous: slimy ooze.
b. Covered with or exuding slime: a slimy snail.
2.
a. Morally repulsive, as in being dishonest or corrupt.
b. Excessively ingratiating; smarmy: a slimy salesman.

slim′i·ly adv.
slim′i·ness n.

slimy

(ˈslaɪmɪ)
adj, slimier or slimiest
1. characterized by, covered with, containing, secreting, or resembling slime
2. offensive or repulsive
3. chiefly Brit characterized by servility
ˈslimily adv
ˈsliminess n

slim•y

(ˈslaɪ mi)

adj. slim•i•er, slim•i•est.
1. of or like slime.
2. abounding in or covered with slime.
3. offensively foul or vile.
[1350–1400]
slim′i•ly, adv.
slim′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slimy - covered with or resembling slime; "a slimy substance covered the rocks"
slippery, slippy - 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"
2.slimy - morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

slimy

adjective
1. viscous, clammy, glutinous, muddy, mucous, gloopy (informal), oozy, miry Her hand touched something cold and slimy.
2. (Chiefly Brit.) obsequious, creepy, unctuous, smarmy (Brit. informal), oily, grovelling, soapy (slang), sycophantic, servile, toadying his slimy business partner

slimy

adjective
Of, relating to, or covered with slime:
Translations
موحِل
mazlavý
mudretslimet
nyálkás
slímugur
mazľavýslizký

slimy

[ˈslaɪmɪ] ADJ (slimier (compar) (slimiest (superl))) → limoso
1. [substance] → viscoso; [snail] → baboso
2. (Brit) (fig) [person] → adulón, zalamero

slimy

[ˈslaɪmi] adj
(= sticky) [substance, surface] → visqueux/euse, gluant(e)
(= insincere) [person] → mielleux/euse

slimy

adj (+er) liquid, secretionschleimig; stone, wallglitschig; handsschmierig; (fig)schleimig; smile, personölig, schleimig; slimy trailSchleimspur m

slimy

[ˈslaɪmɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (also) (fig) (person) → viscido/a; (covered with mud) → melmoso/a

slime

(slaim) noun
thin, slippery mud or other matter that is soft, sticky and half-liquid. There was a layer of slime at the bottom of the pond.
ˈslimy adjective
covered with, consisting of, or like, slime. a slimy mess on the floor.
ˈsliminess noun

slimy

a. viscoso-a; enlodado-a.
References in classic literature ?
I had seen ice on the little horsepond that morning, and as we went through the garden we found the tall asparagus, with its red berries, lying on the ground, a mass of slimy green.
She gazed away toward Grande Terre and thought she would like to be alone there with Robert, in the sun, listening to the ocean's roar and watching the slimy lizards writhe in and out among the ruins of the old fort.
returned the low, soft voice of the youthful chieftain; "the Hurons float with the slimy eels
Trimming beef off the bones by the hundred-weight, while standing up from early morning till late at night, with heavy boots on and the floor always damp and full of puddles, liable to be thrown out of work indefinitely because of a slackening in the trade, liable again to be kept overtime in rush seasons, and be worked till she trembled in every nerve and lost her grip on her slimy knife, and gave herself a poisoned wound--that was the new life that unfolded itself before Marija.
But the real remained,--the real, like the flat, bare, oozy tide-mud, when the blue sparkling wave, with all its company of gliding boats and white-winged ships, its music of oars and chiming waters, has gone down, and there it lies, flat, slimy, bare,--exceedingly real.
Snails clung to the sides of the tank; tadpoles and tiny fish swam swiftly in the green water, slippery efts and slimy frogs twined their noiseless way in and out of the weedy rock-work; and on top of the pyramid there sat solitary, cold as the stone, brown as the stone, motionless as the stone, a little bright-eyed toad.
There's no hurry at present, you know, Master Copperfield,' Uriah proceeded, in his slimy way, as I sat gazing at him, with this thought in my mind.
For, now, the last of the fleet of ships was round the last low point we had headed; and the last green barge, straw-laden, with a brown sail, had followed; and some ballast-lighters, shaped like a child's first rude imitation of a boat, lay low in the mud; and a little squat shoal-lighthouse on open piles, stood crippled in the mud on stilts and crutches; and slimy stakes stuck out of the mud, and slimy stones stuck out of the mud, and red landmarks and tidemarks stuck out of the mud, and an old landing-stage and an old roofless building slipped into the mud, and all about us was stagnation and mud.
Nor was that all, for crawling together on flat tables of rock or letting themselves drop into the sea with loud reports I beheld huge slimy monsters--soft snails, as it were, of incredible bigness--two or three score of them together, making the rocks to echo with their barkings.
Histah, the snake, had doubtless coiled his slimy folds about some careless Manu.
Soon the nature of the soil changed; to the sandy plain succeeded an extent of slimy mud which the Americans call "ooze," composed of equal parts of silicious and calcareous shells.
I could have kissed their rough, cold iron palms in gratitude if they had not been buried in slimy mud under ten fathoms of water.