adjective, slipperier, slipperiest.
tending or liable to cause slipping or sliding, as ice, oil, a wet surface, etc.:
a slippery road.
tending to slip from the hold or grasp or from position:
a slippery rope.
likely to slip away or escape:
slippery prospects.
not to be depended on; fickle; shifty, tricky, or deceitful.
unstable or insecure, as conditions:
a slippery situation.
causing or tending to cause objects to slip: a slippery road
liable to slip from the grasp, a position, etc
not to be relied upon; cunning and untrustworthy: a slippery character
(esp of a situation) liable to change; unstable
slippery slope, a course of action that will lead to disaster or failure


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