- The quality or state of being slippery: a play about the slipperiness of languageMore example sentences
smoothness, slickness, greasiness, oiliness, iciness, glassiness; sliminess, wetness• informal slippinessevasiveness, unreliability, unpredictability; deviousness, craftiness, cunning, wiliness, trickiness, artfulness, guilefulness, slickness, untrustworthiness, duplicitousness, dishonesty, treachery, two-facedness• rare tergiversation
- A similar dishonest slipperiness was evident in the government's response to an earlier complaint by the Opposition of breach of the caretaker convention.
- I believe that New Zealanders all over this country are appalled by the slipperiness and deviousness with which this Government is undertaking this issue, and we will hold it to account.
- Pedestrians are forced to suffer the burden of consequent slipperiness because the heavier ice-clearing equipment can't manoeuvre on the city's 3,500 kilometres of sidewalks.