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slick

  

      adj  
1    flattering and glib  
a slick salesman     
2    adroitly devised or executed  
a slick show     
3    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   shrewd; sly  
4    Informal   superficially attractive  
a slick publication     
5      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   smooth and glossy; slippery  
      n  
6    a slippery area, esp. a patch of oil floating on water  
7    a chisel or other tool used for smoothing or polishing a surface  
8    the tyre of a racing car that has worn treads  
      vb   tr  
9      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to make smooth or sleek  
10      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   usually foll by: up   to smarten or tidy (oneself)  
11    often foll by: up   to make smooth or glossy  
     (C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic, Norwegian slikja to be or make smooth)  
  slickly      adv  
  slickness      n  


oil slick  
      n   a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp. oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship  
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glossy  
      adj   , glossier, glossiest  
1    smooth and shiny; lustrous  
2    superficially attractive; plausible  
3    (of a magazine) lavishly produced on shiny paper and usually with many colour photographs  
      n   pl   , glossies  
4      (Also called (U.S.))    slick          an expensively produced magazine, typically a sophisticated fashion or glamour magazine, printed on shiny paper and containing high quality colour photography  
   Compare       pulp       3  
5    a photograph printed on paper that has a smooth shiny surface  
  glossily      adv  
  glossiness      n  


oil slick  
      n   a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp. oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship  
slick         
      adj  
1    flattering and glib  
a slick salesman     
2    adroitly devised or executed  
a slick show     
3    Informal     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   shrewd; sly  
4    Informal   superficially attractive  
a slick publication     
5      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   smooth and glossy; slippery  
      n  
6    a slippery area, esp. a patch of oil floating on water  
7    a chisel or other tool used for smoothing or polishing a surface  
8    the tyre of a racing car that has worn treads  
      vb   tr  
9      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to make smooth or sleek  
10      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   usually foll by: up   to smarten or tidy (oneself)  
11    often foll by: up   to make smooth or glossy  
     (C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic, Norwegian slikja to be or make smooth)  
  slickly      adv  
  slickness      n  

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slick

  

      adj  
1    glib, meretricious, plausible, polished, smooth, sophistical, specious  
2    adroit, deft, dexterous, dextrous, polished, professional, sharp, skilful  
      vb  
3    make glossy, plaster down, sleek, smarm down     (Brit. informal)   smooth  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   amateur, amateurish, clumsy, crude, inexpert, unaccomplished, unpolished, unprofessional, unskilful  

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oil slick, slicker, slickly, sick

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