Slimy
Slimy Slim"y, a. [Compar. {Slimier}; superl. {Slimiest}.] Of or pertaining to slime; resembling slime; of the nature of slime; viscous; glutinous; also, covered or daubed with slime; yielding, or abounding in, slime. [1913 Webster]

Slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]


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  • slimy — late 14c.,from SLIME (Cf. slime) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Cf. M.Du. slimich, Du. slijmig, Ger. schleimig. Figurative sense of morally repulsive is first attested 1570s. Related: Sliminess …   Etymology dictionary

  • slimy — is spelt without an e …   Modern English usage

  • slimy — [adj] oozy, gooey clammy, glutinous, miry, mucky, mucous, muculent, muddy, scummy, viscous, yukky*; concepts 485,621 Ant. dry …   New thesaurus

  • slimy — ► ADJECTIVE (slimier, slimiest) 1) covered by or having the feel or consistency of slime. 2) informal repulsively obsequious …   English terms dictionary

  • slimy — [slīm′ē] adj. slimier, slimiest 1. of or like slime 2. covered with or full of slime 3. disgusting; repulsive slimily adv. sliminess n …   English World dictionary

  • slimy — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look ▪ The seaweed felt cold and slimy. ADVERB ▪ a little, slightly, etc …   Collocations dictionary

  • slimy — [[t]sla͟ɪmi[/t]] slimier, slimiest 1) ADJ GRADED Slimy substances are thick, wet, and unpleasant. Slimy objects are covered in a slimy substance. His feet slipped in the slimy mud... Her hand touched something cold and slimy. 2) ADJ GRADED… …   English dictionary

  • slimy — adjective /ˈslaɪ.mi/ a) Of or pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, covered or daubed with, yielding, abounding in slime; viscous; glutinous. Slimy things did crawl with legs b) friendly in a false, calculating way; underhanded; sneaky …   Wiktionary

  • slimy — slim|y [ˈslaımi] adj 1.) covered with ↑slime, or wet and slippery like slime ▪ slimy mud 2.) informal friendly in an unpleasant way that does not seem sincere used to show disapproval ▪ a slimy politician >sliminess n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slimy — adjective 1 covered with slime: slimy mud 2 informal unpleasantly friendly in order to get something for yourself: a slimy manner sliminess noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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