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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 ?
He was always seen in a maroon-colored coat with gilt buttons, half-tight breeches of poult-de-soie with gold buckles, a white waistcoat without embroidery, and a tight cravat showing no shirt-collar,--a last vestige of the old French costume which he did not renounce, perhaps, because it enabled him to show a neck like that of the sleekest abbe.
We have an edge as best quality of fabric finesse in every design with the sleekest and embroideries range, with a wide variety for Men's collection.
The brand offers best quality of fabric finesse in every design with the sleekest and embroideries range.
Michael Kors and Christopher Kane have also adopted silver and its sleekest sheen, while Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen have polished their silvers into flashy, blinding pieces.
On the road the Tucson - one of the sleekest of the multitude of SUVS around today - is quick off the mark and boasts good pulling power.
It may not be the world's sleekest or most beautiful aircraft, but the Airlander 10 is unique, and in July it left its hangar and flew for the first time.
Since growing his handlebar moustache, Russell has competed against other facial hair enthusiasts who aim to have the sleekest or the wackiest beards in the country.
In this edition, Jodie Kidd extols the virtues of the Jaguar E-Type which she believes has lost none of its appeal since its 1961 introduction, citing it as the sexiest, sleekest and most irresistible car of all time.
It featured some of the sleekest, fastest ships of the time, including the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth.
The flip phone was not only one of the sleekest and slimmest smartphone around, but also boasted of iTunes support.
uk For the sleekest coat around (and a refreshed doggy in the heat), try this mist made from natural ingredients.