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Meaning & Definition of Slippery in English

English

Slippery

/slɪpəri/

adjective

1. Causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide

  • "Slippery sidewalks"
  • "A slippery bar of soap"
  • "The streets are still slippy from the rain"
    synonym:
  • slippery
  • ,
  • slippy

2. Not to be trusted

  • "How extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- james agee
    synonym:
  • slippery
  • ,
  • tricky

Examples of using

The oil made the floor slippery and caused his sudden fall.
The street is slippery.
Watch your step, as the passageway is slippery.