Definition of slimy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈslīmē/

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.
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.
obsequious, sycophantic, excessively deferential, subservient, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, greasy, toadyish, slavish
informal bootlicking, smarmy, forelock-tugging



Pronunciation: /-məlē/
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.


Pronunciation: /ˈslīmēnəs/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with slimy

blimey, gorblimey, grimy, limey, stymie, thymy

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Syllabification: slim·y

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