slippery ADJECTIVE 1) difficult to hold firmly or stand on through being smooth, wet, or slimy. 2) (of a person) evasive and unpredictable. 3) (of a word or concept) changing in meaning according to context or point of view.
DERIVATIVES slipperiness noun.

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  • Slipperiness — Slip per*i*ness, n. The quality of being slippery. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slipperiness — noun see slippery …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slipperiness — See slippery. * * * …   Universalium

  • slipperiness — noun a) The property of being slippery. b) The result or product of being slippery …   Wiktionary

  • slipperiness — slip·per·i·ness || slɪpÉ™rɪnɪs n. quality of being slippery; deceitfulness, trickiness; instability, uncertainty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slipperiness — n. 1. Lubricity, smoothness. 2. Glibness, smoothness. 3. Uncertainty, mutability, changeableness, unsteadiness. 4. Lubricity, untrustworthiness, shiftiness, instability …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • slipperiness — n 1. oiliness, lubricity, greasiness, slitheriness; smoothness, sleekness, glassiness, glossiness, iciness; soapiness, waxiness, butteriness, unctuousness; sliminess, mucosity. 2. shiftiness, trickiness, deceitfulness; foxiness, craftiness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • slipperiness — slip·per·i·ness …   English syllables

  • slipperiness — See: slippery …   English dictionary

  • slipperiness — noun 1. the quality of being a slippery rascal • Syn: ↑rascality, ↑shiftiness, ↑trickiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑tricky (for: ↑trickiness), ↑slippery, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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