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English definition of “slick”

slick

adjective (SKILLFUL)   /slɪk/
operating or performing skillfully and effectively and without seeming to try hard: Maz was such a slick fielder, one of the best in baseball. Slick can sometimes mean skillful and effective but lacking in sincerity: He was a slick politician with an answer for everything.
(Definition of slick adjective (SKILLFUL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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