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English adjective: slick

1. slick made slick by e.g. ice or grease


SamplesSidewalks slick with ice.
Roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil.


Similarslippery, slippy


Antonymsnonslippery

2. slick having only superficial plausibility


SamplesGlib promises.
A slick commercial.


Synonymsglib, pat


Similarplausible


Antonymsimplausible

3. slick having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light


SamplesGlossy auburn hair.
Satiny gardenia petals.
Sleek black fur.
Silken eyelashes.
Silky skin.
A silklike fabric.
Slick seals and otters.


Synonymssatiny, silken, silklike, silky, sleek


Similarbright


Antonymsdull

4. slick marked by skill in deception


SamplesCunning men often pass for wise.
Deep political machinations.
A foxy scheme.
A slick evasive answer.
Sly as a fox.
Tricky Dick.
A wily old attorney.


Synonymscrafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily


Similarartful


Antonymsartless


English noun: slick

1. slick (attribute) a slippery smoothness


SamplesHe could feel the slickness of the tiller.


Synonymsslickness, slip, slipperiness


Broader (hypernym)smoothness

2. slick (communication) a magazine printed on good quality paper


Synonymsglossy, slick magazine


Broader (hypernym)mag, magazine

3. slick (artifact) a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water


Broader (hypernym)film


Narrower (hyponym)oil slick

4. slick (artifact) a trowel used to make a surface slick


Broader (hypernym)trowel


English verb: slick

1. slick (contact) make slick or smooth


Synonymssleek


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)polish, shine, smooth, smoothen

2. slick (body) give a smooth and glossy appearance


SamplesSlick one's hair.


ExamplesThey slick their hair


Synonymssleek down, slick down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)comb, comb out, disentangle









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