adjective Date: circa 1825 having a slippery surface, texture, or quality

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  • slithery — [slith′ərē] adj. 1. slippery 2. like or characterized by a slither [a slithery walk] * * * See slither. * * * …   Universalium

  • slithery — [slith′ərē] adj. 1. slippery 2. like or characterized by a slither [a slithery walk] …   English World dictionary

  • slithery — [[t]slɪ̱ðəri[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is slithery is wet or smooth, and so slides easily over things or is easy to slip on. ...slithery rice noodles. ...dresses in slithery fabrics. Syn: slippery …   English dictionary

  • slithery — adjective having a slippery surface or quality slithery mud slithery eels • Similar to: ↑slippery, ↑slippy …   Useful english dictionary

  • slithery — slither ► VERB 1) move smoothly over a surface with a twisting or oscillating motion. 2) slide or slip unsteadily on a loose or slippery surface. ► NOUN 1) a slithering movement. 2) a sliver. DERIVATIVES slithery adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • slithery — adjective Describing something that slithers, that moves like a snake …   Wiktionary

  • slithery — Synonyms and related words: adhesive, amylaceous, buttery, clabbered, clammy, clotted, coagulated, curdled, doughy, gaumy, gelatinous, glairy, gluelike, gluey, glutenous, glutinose, glutinous, gooey, greased, greasy, grumous, gumbo, gumbolike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slithery — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective So smooth and glassy as to offer insecure hold or footing: lubricious, slick, slippery. Idiom: slippery as an eel. See SMOOTH …   English dictionary for students

  • slithery — slith|er|y [ˈslıðəri] adj unpleasantly slippery …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slithery — slith|er|y [ slıð(ə)ri ] adjective INFORMAL looking or feeling SLIPPERY, especially in an unpleasant way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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