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"sleek" in British English

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sleekadjective

uk   us   /sliːk/
(​especially of ​hair, ​clothes, or ​shapes) ​smooth, ​shiny, and ​lyingclose to the ​body, and ​thereforelooking well ​cared for; not ​untidy and with no ​partssticking out: The ​cat had sleek ​fur. Who ​owns that sleek ​blackcarparkedoutsideyourhouse?disapproving He's one of those sleek (= ​seemingrich and ​dishonest)businessmantypes.
sleekly
adverb uk   us   /ˈsliː.kli/
sleekness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsliːk.nəs/
(Definition of sleek from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sleekadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /slik/
(esp. of ​hair or ​shapes) ​smooth, usually ​curved and ​shiny, and ​thereforelookinghealthy and ​attractive: The two ​horses paused, ​their sleek ​sidesheavinggently as they ​waited.
(Definition of sleek from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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