Definition for SLIP'PER-Y


  1. Smooth; glib; having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; as, oily substances render things slippery.
  2. Not affording firm footing or confidence; as, a slippery promise. – Tusser. The slipp'ry tops of human state. – Cowley.
  3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away. The slippery god will try to loose his hold. – Dryden.
  4. Not standing firm; as, slippery standers. – Shak.
  5. Unstable changeable; mutable; uncertain; as, the slippery state of kings. – Denham.
  6. Not certain in its effect; as, a slippery trick.
  7. Lubricous; wanton; unchaste. – Shak.

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