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slipperyadjective

 us   /ˈslɪp·ə·ri/
sliding easily or causing something to slide because of being wet, smooth, or oily: The sidewalks were slippery with ice.
Slippery also means not certain: Choosing the perfect juror can be a slippery matter.
infml A person who is slippery is someone you feel you cannot trust: He is a slippery fellow, full of schemes.
(Definition of slippery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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slipperyadjective

uk   /ˈslɪp.ər.i/  us   /ˈslɪp.ɚ.i/
C1 If something is slippery, it is wet or smooth so that it slides easily or causes something to slide: slippery soap a slippery floor The road was wet and slippery.
informal disapproving Someone who is slippery cannot be trusted: He's as slippery as an eel - you can never get a straight answer out of him. He's a slippery customer (= person), and I've never felt comfortable with him.
(Definition of slippery from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slippery”
in Arabic زَلِق…
in Korean 미끄러운…
in Portuguese escorregadio…
in Catalan relliscós, esmunyedís…
in Japanese 滑りやすい, つるつるした…
in Chinese (Simplified) 湿滑的,容易打滑的, 狡猾的,滑头的…
in Turkish kaygan…
in Russian скользкий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 濕滑的,容易打滑的, 狡猾的,滑頭的…
in Italian scivoloso…
in Polish śliski…
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