1. [ noun ] a slippery smoothness
Synonyms: slipperiness slip slickness

"he could feel the slickness of the tiller"

Related terms: smoothness
2. [ adjective ] having a smooth, gleaming surface
Synonyms: sleek silky satin silken satiny silklike glossy

"glossy auburn hair" "satiny gardenia petals" "sleek black fur" "silken eyelashes" "silky skin" "a silklike fabric" "slick seals and otters"

Related terms: smooth
3. [ adjective ] 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"

Related terms: slippery
4. [ verb ] make slick or smooth
Synonyms: sleek
Related terms: polish slickness
5. [ verb ] give a smooth and glossy appearance, as to one's hair
Synonyms: sleek_down slick_down
Related terms: comb slickness
6. [ adjective ] marked by skill in deception
Synonyms: sly crafty wily tricksy guileful foxy knavish tricky dodgy cunning

"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"

Related terms: artful
7. [ adjective ] having only superficial plausibility
Synonyms: pat glib

"glib promises" "a slick commercial"

Related terms: plausible
8. [ noun ] (writing,news) a magazine printed on good quality paper
Synonyms: slick_magazine
Related terms: magazine
9. [ noun ] a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
Related terms: film oil_slick
10. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 11305
11. [ noun ] a trowel used to make a surface slick
Related terms: trowel
Similar spelling:   Slack