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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


2. slick having only superficial plausibility

SamplesGlib promises.
A slick commercial.

Synonymsglib, pat



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



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



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


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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