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Meaning & Definition of Slick in English

English

Slick

/slɪk/

noun

1. A slippery smoothness

  • "He could feel the slickness of the tiller"
    synonym:
  • slickness
  • ,
  • slick
  • ,
  • slipperiness
  • ,
  • slip

2. A magazine printed on good quality paper

    synonym:
  • slick
  • ,
  • slick magazine
  • ,
  • glossy

3. A film of oil or garbage floating on top of water

    synonym:
  • slick

4. A trowel used to make a surface slick

    synonym:
  • slick

verb

1. Make slick or smooth

    synonym:
  • slick
  • ,
  • sleek

2. Give a smooth and glossy appearance

  • "Slick one's hair"
    synonym:
  • slick
  • ,
  • slick down
  • ,
  • sleek down

adjective

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

  • "Sidewalks slick with ice"
  • "Roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil"
    synonym:
  • slick

2. Having only superficial plausibility

  • "Glib promises"
  • "A slick commercial"
    synonym:
  • glib
  • ,
  • pat
  • ,
  • slick

3. Having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light

  • "Glossy auburn hair"
  • "Satiny gardenia petals"
  • "Sleek black fur"
  • "Silken eyelashes"
  • "Silky skin"
  • "A silklike fabric"
  • "Slick seals and otters"
    synonym:
  • satiny
  • ,
  • sleek
  • ,
  • silken
  • ,
  • silky
  • ,
  • silklike
  • ,
  • slick

4. Marked by skill in deception

  • "Cunning 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"
    synonym:
  • crafty
  • ,
  • cunning
  • ,
  • dodgy
  • ,
  • foxy
  • ,
  • guileful
  • ,
  • knavish
  • ,
  • slick
  • ,
  • sly
  • ,
  • tricksy
  • ,
  • tricky
  • ,
  • wily

Examples of using

Don't swallow that slick propaganda.