Meaning of “slimy” in the English Dictionary

"slimy" in British English

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slimyadjective

uk /ˈslaɪ.mi/ us /ˈslaɪ.mi/

covered in slime:

Although snakes look slimy, their skin is actually dry to the touch.

disapproving If you describe a person or their manner as slimy, you mean that they appear to be friendly but in a way that you find unpleasant:

He was the very worst kind of slimy salesman.
sliminess
noun [ U ] uk /ˈslaɪ.mi.nəs/ us /ˈslaɪ.mi.nəs/

(Definition of “slimy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"slimy" in American English

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slimyadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ˈslɑɪ·mi/

covered in slime:

slimy seaweed

If you describe a person as slimy, you mean that the person appears to be friendly but cannot be trusted and is not sincere:

He was really a slimy character.

(Definition of “slimy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)