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Slimey vs. Slimy — What's the Difference?

By Tayyaba Rehman — Updated on September 8, 2023
"Slimey" is a common misspelling of the correct term "Slimy," which describes a texture that is slippery and moist.
Slimey vs. Slimy

Difference Between Slimey and Slimy

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Which is correct: Slimey or Slimy

How to spell Slimy?

Slimey

Incorrect Spelling

Slimy

Correct Spelling

Key Differences

"I" before "M" and you'll get it right: "Slimy."
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Think of "Lime" but remember to replace the "e" with a "y."
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Visualize something slimy and slippery, like a slug, to remember the "i."
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The word "slim" is in "slimy" – both are spelled with an "i."
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Rhyme it with "grimy" to recall the correct "i" spelling.
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Compare with Definitions

Slimey

Slimey is an incorrect spelling of Slimy.
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Slimy

Slimy describes a surface that is slippery and wet.
The slimy sidewalk was hard to walk on after the rain.
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Slimy

Slimy can indicate something that has a gooey or viscous texture.
The slimy mucus was unpleasant to touch.
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Slimy

Slimy can refer to a person who is deceitful or untrustworthy.
He gave me a slimy smile that made me uncomfortable.
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Slimy

Slimy can describe a texture that makes one's skin crawl.
The slimy texture of the food was unappetizing.
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Slimy

Slimy can refer to something covered in or secreting slime.
The slimy frog jumped into the pond.
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Slimy

Consisting of or resembling slime; viscous
Slimy ooze.
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Slimy

Covered with or exuding slime
A slimy snail.
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Slimy

Morally repulsive, as in being dishonest or corrupt.
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Slimy

Excessively ingratiating; smarmy
A slimy salesman.
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Slimy

Of or pertaining to slime
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Slimy

Resembling, of the nature of, covered or daubed with, or abounding in slime
The frog's body was all slimy.
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Slimy

Friendly in a false, calculating way; underhanded; two-faced; sneaky; slick; smarmy.
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Slimy

A ponyfish.
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Slimy

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.
Slimy things did crawl with legsUpon the slimy sea.
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Slimy

Covered with or resembling slime;
A slimy substance covered the rocks
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Common Curiosities

Why is it called Slimy?

It's called "slimy" to describe something with a slippery, wet, or gooey texture.
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What is the root word of Slimy?

The root word is "slime."
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What is the plural form of Slimy?

Being an adjective, "slimy" does not have a plural form.
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Which vowel is used before Slimy?

Often, no vowel precedes "slimy."
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Which article is used with Slimy?

"The" or "a" can be used, depending on the context.
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What is the verb form of Slimy?

The verb form is "to slime."
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Is Slimy a noun or adjective?

Slimy is an adjective.
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Is Slimy an abstract noun?

No, it's an adjective.
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What is the pronunciation of Slimy?

Pronounced as /ˈslaɪ.mi/.
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What is the singular form of Slimy?

Slimy is an adjective, so it doesn't have a singular form.
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Which preposition is used with Slimy?

"On" or "in" are commonly used with "slimy."
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Is Slimy a collective noun?

No, it's an adjective.
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Which conjunction is used with Slimy?

"And" or "but" are commonly used.
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Is the Slimy term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically to describe a deceitful person.
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Is Slimy an adverb?

No, it's an adjective.
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How do we divide Slimy into syllables?

Slim-y.
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What is the opposite of Slimy?

Dry.
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Is Slimy a negative or positive word?

Generally considered negative.
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Which determiner is used with Slimy?

"The" or "a" can be used.
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Is Slimy a vowel or consonant?

Slimy is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
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Is the word Slimy is imperative?

No, it's an adjective.
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Is the word “Slimy” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

Being an adjective, it's neither.
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What is a stressed syllable in Slimy?

The first syllable, "Slim," is stressed.
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Is Slimy a countable noun?

No, it's an adjective.
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Is the word Slimy is Gerund?

No, it's an adjective.
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How many syllables are in Slimy?

Two syllables.
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What part of speech is Slimy?

Adjective.
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What is another term for Slimy?

Slippery.
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