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Definition of "slippery" []

  • Causing or tending to cause sliding or slipping: a slippery sidewalk. (adjective)
  • Tending to slip, as from one's grasp: a slippery bar of soap. (adjective)
  • Not trustworthy; elusive or tricky: "How extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is” ( James Agee). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slippery" in a sentence
  • "You know, people always use the term slippery slope when it comes to ethical arguments, and I think it applies here as well."
  • ""The term slippery slope is a cliche," Slive said."
  • "They're fearful of what they refer to as a slippery slope, that with that precedent, that society might wind up going after other categories of weapons and munitions that could fall under the same kind of a logic like clustered munitions."