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SLIMY (slimier, slimiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does slimy mean? 

SLIMY (adjective)
  The adjective SLIMY has 2 senses:

1. covered with or resembling slime
2. morally reprehensible

  Familiarity information: SLIMY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SLIMY (adjective)


Sense 1slimy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Covered with or resembling slime

Synonyms:

slimed; slimy

Context example:

a slimy substance covered the rocks

Similar:

slippery; slippy (causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide)


Sense 2slimy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally reprehensible

Synonyms:

despicable; vile; slimy; unworthy; worthless; ugly; wretched

Context examples:

would do something as despicable as murder / ugly crimes / the vile development of slavery appalled them / a slimy little liar

Similar:

evil (morally bad or wrong)


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