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Definition 1: a trowel used to make a surface slick - [noun denoting artifact]

(slick is a kind of ...) a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials

Definition 2: a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water - [noun denoting artifact]

(slick is a kind of ...) a thin coating or layer

"the table was covered with a film of dust"

(... is a kind of slick ) a thin film of oil floating on top of water (especially crude oil spilled from a ship)

Definition 3: a slippery smoothness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where slick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could feel the slickness of the tiller

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is a kind of ...) a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch

"admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs" "some artists prefer the smoothness of a board"

Definition 4: a magazine printed on good quality paper - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is a kind of ...) a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

"it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"

Definition 5: give a smooth and glossy appearance - [verb of body]

Samples where slick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • slick one's hair

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is a kind of ...) smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb

"comb your hair before dinner" "comb the wool"

Definition 6: make slick or smooth - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is a kind of ...) make (a surface) shine

"shine the silver, please" "polish my shoes"

Definition 7: marked by skill in deception - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cunning men often pass for wise
  • deep political machinations
  • a foxy scheme
  • a slick evasive answer
  • sly as a fox
  • tricky Dick
  • a wily old attorney

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is similar to ...) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

"the artful dodger" "an artful choice of metaphors"

Definition 8: having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • glossy auburn hair
  • satiny gardenia petals
  • sleek black fur
  • silken eyelashes
  • silky skin
  • a silklike fabric
  • slick seals and otters

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is similar to ...) emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

"the sun was bright and hot" "a bright sunlit room"

Definition 9: having only superficial plausibility - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • glib promises
  • a slick commercial

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is similar to ...) apparently reasonable and credible, and therefore convincing

"a plausible excuse"

Definition 10: made slick by e.g. ice or grease - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sidewalks slick with ice
  • roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn't had time to wash away the oil

(slick is similar to ...) causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide

"slippery sidewalks" "a slippery bar of soap" "the streets are still slippy from the rain"

Definition 11: superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where slick or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too facile a solution for so complex a problem
  • it was a neat plan, but bound to fail
  • a slick advertising campaign

Synonyms for slick in the sense of this definition

(slick is similar to ...) concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

"superficial similarities" "a superficial mind" "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy" "superficial knowledge" "the superficial report didn't give the true picture" "only superficial differences"

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