Definition of slimy in English:

slimy

Syllabification: slim·y
Pronunciation: /ˈslīmē
 
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adjective (slimier, slimiest)

  • 1Covered by or having the feel or consistency of slime: the thick, slimy mud the walls were slimy with lichens
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    • The walls of the streamway were covered in slimy mud and the water was dark and cloudy with peat.
    • Mr. Mixson went on to tell me the feral pigs were almost swimming in mud that was covered in slimy green algae.
    • His skin was patchy and faded, and there seemed to be a faint coating of some sort of slimy gel covering most of his body.
    Synonyms
    slippery, greasy, muddy, mucky, sludgy, wet, sticky
    informal slippy, gunky, gooey
  • 1.1 informal Disgustingly immoral, dishonest, or obsequious: he was a slimy people-pleaser
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    • Even though he is not being sacked, it realistically means the end to his slimy crawl up the political ladder.
    • Even by the standards of the Victorians, who had a pretty high tolerance level for toadying, this is slimy stuff.
    • This latest daft row is yet another example of the slimy politics which disfigure racing, and there's a lot worse to come.
    Synonyms
    obsequious, sycophantic, excessively deferential, subservient, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, greasy, toadyish, slavish
    informal bootlicking, smarmy, forelock-tugging

Derivatives

slimily

adverb
More example sentences
  • She picked up her math notebook and saw that raw egg dripped slimily off it onto the floor.
  • ‘For you babe, of course not,’ Linx grinned slimily.
  • And suddenly he changed into Bormann, sneering slimily.

sliminess

noun
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  • If he only did only the former, I've always assumed that he was legally in the clear, notwithstanding the ethical sliminess of the behavior.
  • I had forgotten about the sliminess of raw meat, the sliding of blood and what felt like mucus between my fingers and the surface of the meat.
  • That's where this dark, cold sliminess comes in.

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