Definition of sleekit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsliːkɪt/


1Scottish Artfully flattering or ingratiating.
Example sentences
  • The Scottish National Party leader's sleekit charm and verbal fluency have long wowed commentators who visit Scotland only during the Edinburgh festival.
1.1Sly or cunning: his sleekit public image is going to make permanent fame a daunting challenge
More example sentences
  • He took a sleekit decision, in secret, to raid pension funds, costing millions of Scots billions of pounds.
  • Their old feeding grounds have been colonised by a new breed of slippery and sleekit new Labourites which are simply too fast and too nimble for the lumbering old Conservatus.
  • "They have done this closure in the most sleekit way," says Thomas Callender, who has worked at the Fullarton plant for eight years.
2 literary Having a glossy skin or surface.


Early 16th century: from sleek.

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