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Meaning of slippery

slip•per•y

Pronunciation: (slip'u-rē, slip'rē), [key]
— -per•i•er, -per•i•est.
  1. tending or liable to cause slipping or sliding, as ice, oil, a wet surface, etc.: a slippery road.
  2. tending to slip from the hold or grasp or from position: a slippery rope.
  3. likely to slip away or escape: slippery prospects.
  4. not to be depended on; fickle; shifty, tricky, or deceitful.
  5. unstable or insecure, as conditions: a slippery situation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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