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slip·per·y

 (slĭp′ə-rē)
adj. slip·per·i·er, slip·per·i·est
1. Causing or tending to cause sliding or slipping: a slippery sidewalk.
2. Tending to slip, as from one's grasp: a slippery bar of soap.
3. Not trustworthy; elusive or tricky: "How extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is" (James Agee).

[Alteration of obsolete slipper, from Middle English, from Old English slipor; see lei- in Indo-European roots.]

slip′per·i·ness n.

slippery

(ˈslɪpərɪ; -prɪ)
adj
1. causing or tending to cause objects to slip: a slippery road.
2. liable to slip from the grasp, a position, etc
3. not to be relied upon; cunning and untrustworthy: a slippery character.
4. (esp of a situation) liable to change; unstable
5. slippery slope a course of action that will lead to disaster or failure
[C16: probably coined by Coverdale to translate German schlipfferig in Luther's Bible (Psalm 35:6); related to Old English slipor slippery]
ˈslipperily adv
ˈslipperiness n

slip•per•y

(ˈslɪp ə ri, ˈslɪp ri)

adj. -per•i•er, -per•i•est.
1. tending or liable to cause slipping or sliding, as ice, oil, or a wet surface: a slippery road.
2. tending to slip from the hold or grasp or from position: a slippery rope.
3. likely to slip away or escape: slippery prospects.
4. not to be depended on; tricky or deceitful.
5. unstable or insecure, as conditions: a slippery situation.
[1525–35]
slip′per•i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slippery - 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"
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"
nonslippery - not slippery; not likely to slip or skid
2.slippery - not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"

slippery

adjective
1. smooth, icy, greasy, glassy, slippy (informal or dialect), unsafe, lubricious (rare), skiddy (informal) The floor was wet and slippery.

slippery

adjective
1. So smooth and glassy as to offer insecure hold or footing:
2. Characterized by or exhibiting evasion:
Translations
زَلِقمَكّار، مُراوِغ
kluzkýúskočný
glatupålidelig
liukas
sklizak
megbízhatatlan
háll, óáreiîanlegursleipur
滑りやすい
미끄러운
úskočný
spolzek
hal
ลื่น
trơn

slippery

[ˈslɪpərɪ] ADJ
1. (lit) [mud, ground, surface] → resbaladizo, escurridizo; [hands, skin] → resbaladizo; [object, fish] → escurridizo
to be on a slippery slopeestar en terreno resbaladizo
2. (fig) (pej) [person] (= evasive) → escurridizo; (= unreliable) → poco de fiar
he's as slippery as they come or as an eeltiene más conchas que un galápago

slippery

[ˈslɪpəri] adj
[surface, path] → glissant(e)
The pavement's slippery → Le trottoir est glissant.
Be careful - it's slippery
BUT Attention - ça glisse.
[person] → insaisissable
to be on a slippery slope (fig)être sur une pente savonneuseslip road n (British) (to motorway)bretelle f d'accès

slippery

adj
schlüpfrig; rope, road, groundglatt, rutschig; shoesglatt; fish, mudglitschig; the roads were slippery with icedie Straßen waren eisglatt; my hands were slippery with sweatmeine Hände waren ganz glitschig vor lauter Schweiß; to be on slippery ground (fig)sich auf unsicherem Boden bewegen; he’s on the slippery slope (fig)er ist auf der schiefen Bahn; it’s a slippery slope (fig)das ist ein gefährlicher Weg
(pej inf) personglatt, windig (inf); a slippery customerein aalglatter Kerl (inf); he’s as slippery as they come or as an eeler ist aalglatt

slippery

[ˈslɪprɪ] adjsdrucciolevole, scivoloso/a (fig) (pej) (person) → viscido/a
it's slippery underfoot → il pavimento è scivoloso
he's as slippery as they come or as an eel → è un tipo viscido

slip1

(slip) past tense, past participle slipped verb
1. to slide accidentally and lose one's balance or footing. I slipped and fell on the path.
2. to slide, or drop, out of the right position or out of control. The plate slipped out of my grasp.
3. to drop in standard. I'm sorry about my mistake – I must be slipping!
4. to move quietly especially without being noticed. She slipped out of the room.
5. to escape from. The dog had slipped its lead and disappeared.
6. to put or pass (something) with a quick, light movement. She slipped the letter back in its envelope.
noun
1. an act of slipping. Her sprained ankle was a result of a slip on the path.
2. a usually small mistake. Everyone makes the occasional slip.
3. a kind of undergarment worn under a dress; a petticoat.
4. (also ˈslipway) a sloping platform next to water used for building and launching ships.
ˈslipper noun
a loose, soft kind of shoe for wearing indoors.
ˈslippery adjective
1. so smooth as to cause slipping. The path is slippery – watch out!
2. not trustworthy. He's rather a slippery character.
ˈslipperiness noun
slip road
a road for joining or leaving a motorway.
ˈslipshod adjective
(of work etc) untidy; careless. The teacher told him his work was slipshod.
give (someone) the slip
to escape from or avoid (someone) in a secretive manner. The crooks gave the policemen the slip.
let slip
1. to miss (an opportunity etc). I let the chance slip, unfortunately.
2. to say (something) unintentionally. She let slip some remark about my daughter.
slip into
to put on (clothes) quickly. She slipped into her nightdress.
slip off
1. to take (clothes) off quickly. Slip off your shoe.
2. to move away noiselessly or hurriedly. We'll slip off when no-one's looking.
slip on
to put on (clothes) quickly.
slip up to make a mistake; to fail to do something: They certainly slipped up badly over the new appointment (noun ˈslip-up)

slippery

زَلِق kluzký glat rutschig γλιστερός resbaladizo liukas glissant sklizak scivoloso 滑りやすい 미끄러운 glibberig glatt śliski escorregadio скользкий hal ลื่น kaygan trơn 滑的

slippery

a. resbaladizo-a, resbaloso-a.
References in classic literature ?
His head and body were shaken, his teeth clattered painfully, and with the roughest of roughness he was flung part way down the slippery slope of deck.
Over this lip, as over a slippery threshold, we now slide into the mouth.
You see, I have been about horses ever since I was twelve years old, in hunting stables, and racing stables; and being small, ye see, I was jockey for several years; but at the Goodwood, ye see, the turf was very slippery and my poor Larkspur got a fall, and I broke my knee, and so of course I was of no more use there.
In spite of having their horses shod with sharp nails, no one managed to get more than half-way up, and then they all fell back right down to the bottom of the steep slippery hill.
With precaution I would go up the side of my own particular corpse, and would feel her as cold as ice itself and as slippery under my feet.
The standing is slippery, and the regress is either a downfall, or at least an eclipse, which is a melancholy thing.
Two very mild cheers went up from the dripping crowd on the pier; we answered them gently from the slippery decks; the flag made an effort to wave, and failed; the "battery of guns" spake not--the ammunition was out.
Clothes, saddles, reins, were all wet, slippery, and sodden, like the ground and the fallen leaves that strewed the road.
This queer man was engaged in snapping slippery pumpkin-seeds with his wooden fingers, trying to hit a target on the other side of the room with them.
And many internal things in man are like the oyster--repulsive and slippery and hard to grasp;-
With a loud-yelled command, he leaped to the slippery deck of the submersible, and at his heels came his hardy crew.
But even granting the charge in question to be true; what disordered slippery decks of a whale-ship are comparable to the unspeakable carrion of those battle-fields from which so many soldiers return to drink in all ladies' plaudits?