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Slippery vs. Skippy

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Slippery

(of a surface or object) difficult to hold firmly or stand on because it is smooth, wet, or slimy
Her hand was slippery with sweat
Slippery ice
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Skippy

Characterised by skipping movements.
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Slippery

Causing or tending to cause sliding or slipping
A slippery sidewalk.
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Skippy

Of music: having an upbeat rhythm, suitable to skip to. en
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Slippery

Tending to slip, as from one's grasp
A slippery bar of soap.
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Slippery

Not trustworthy; elusive or tricky
"How extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is" (James Agee).
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Slippery

Of a surface, having low friction, often due to being covered in a non-viscous liquid, and therefore hard to grip, hard to stand on without falling, etc.
Oily substances render things slippery.
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Slippery

Evasive; difficult to pin down.
A slippery person
A slippery promise
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Slippery

(obsolete) Liable to slip; not standing firm.
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Slippery

Unstable; changeable; inconstant.
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Slippery

(obsolete) Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.
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Slippery

Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery.
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Slippery

Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise.
The slippery tops of human state.
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Slippery

Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away.
The slippery god will try to loose his hold.
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Slippery

Liable to slip; not standing firm.
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Slippery

Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle.
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Slippery

Uncertain in effect.
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Slippery

Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals.
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Slippery

Being such as to cause things to slip or slide;
Slippery sidewalks
A slippery bar of soap
The streets are still slippy from the rain
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Slippery

Not to be trusted;
How extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is
They called Reagan the teflon president because mud never stuck to him
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