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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]


Covered with or resembling slime


slimed; slimy

Context example:

a slimy substance covered the rocks


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

Sense 2slimy [BACK TO TOP]


Morally reprehensible


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


evil (morally bad or wrong)

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