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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
References in classic literature ?
From that day the Hen became fat and sleek, and never once laid another egg.
A roaring, ranting, sleek man-thief, Who lived on mutton, veal, and beef, Yet never would afford relief To needy, sable sons of grief, Was big with heavenly union.
From the earliest to the latest hour of the day he was always as sleek, neat, and cool as the frog he resembled, and old Peter had secretly chuckled over an offshoot almost more calculating, and far more imperturbable, than himself.
I am as healthy as could be, and have grown so fat that I am ashamed to be so sleek of paunch.
He came out of it all, sleek, clear rosy, beautiful.
When it is all gone one can be at rest,' she said to herself, and at night she came home sleek and satisfied.
A French colonel of hussars, who had evidently just left his bed, came riding from the village on a handsome sleek gray horse, accompanied by two hussars.
Like the lover am I, who distrusteth too sleek smiling.
Matvey, my sister Anna Arkadyevna will be here tomorrow," he said, checking for a minute the sleek, plump hand of the barber, cutting a pink path through his long, curly whiskers.
With the feel of his hand upon the sleek hide the creature quieted, and in answer to the telepathic command of the red man sank to its knees.
Birds in hot rooms, covered up close and dark, felt it was morning, and chafed and grew restless in their little cells; bright-eyed mice crept back to their tiny homes and nestled timidly together; the sleek house-cat, forgetful of her prey, sat winking at the rays of sun starting through keyhole and cranny in the door, and longed for her stealthy run and warm sleek bask outside.
She reminded him of some beautiful, sleek animal waking up in the sun.