Meaning of slimy in English:

slimy

adjectiveslimier, slimiest

  • 1Covered by or resembling slime.

    ‘thick, slimy mud’
    • ‘The walls of the streamway were covered in slimy mud and the water was dark and cloudy with peat.’
    • ‘Mr. Mixson went on to tell me the feral pigs were almost swimming in mud that was covered in slimy green algae.’
    • ‘His skin was patchy and faded, and there seemed to be a faint coating of some sort of slimy gel covering most of his body.’
    • ‘The floor, tables, and several unlucky humans were covered in slimy green webbing.’
    • ‘The cells of rhodophytes are commonly covered by a slimy outer sheath.’
    • ‘She pulled her fist back and saw that it was covered in a slimy clear residue of some sort.’
    • ‘The view was of a hilly allotment site with sheds and a railway station, and slimy, furrowed mud.’
    • ‘She stared at him in a moment of shock, then grabbed handful of slimy mud and shoved it into his face.’
    • ‘I risked a peek, then hugged the dirt again, mud and slimy leaves rubbing against me.’
    • ‘The freezing water, oozy and slimy with horse saliva, encompassed her body like a gooey envelope.’
    • ‘Consequently, there was a slimy, slippery area right at the entrance to the main operating room.’
    • ‘The water flows over slimy rock that tilts the wrong way: down to the canyon.’
    • ‘No swamp should be drained, no stream covered with concrete and turned into a green slimy drain.’
    • ‘And if you carry the peel with you, you've got to deal with a slippery, slimy wet thing.’
    • ‘There was a twenty foot long trap door that led to a pit filled with muddy, slimy water.’
    • ‘She could feel some kind of sticky slimy ooze running through her fingers.’
    • ‘The windows were cracked and covered in cobwebs, dirt, and various other slimy materials.’
    • ‘There are many packets of pumpkin seeds, sticky bottles of flax oil, dehydrating apricots and slimy salad in kitchens up and down the land.’
    • ‘Suddenly a piece of slimy seaweed wraps itself around his leg.’
    • ‘She stretched the way that a cat does, edging her pale arms through the slimy, greasy mess we left behind.’
    slippery, slithery, greasy, oozy, muddy, mucky, sludgy, miry
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  • 2informal Repellently smooth and obsequious.

    ‘a slimy, cigar-puffing political fixer’
    • ‘Even though he is not being sacked, it realistically means the end to his slimy crawl up the political ladder.’
    • ‘Even by the standards of the Victorians, who had a pretty high tolerance level for toadying, this is slimy stuff.’
    • ‘This latest daft row is yet another example of the slimy politics which disfigure racing, and there's a lot worse to come.’
    • ‘You cut off one slimy social, economic or political head and two grow back in its place.’
    • ‘Lars is slippery and slimy, but he still runs into doors sometimes when he's not paying attention.’
    obsequious, sycophantic, excessively deferential, subservient, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, greasy, reptilian, grovelling, cringing, toadyish, sycophantish, slavish, abject, craven, humble, Uriah Heepish, self-abasing
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Pronunciation

slimy

/ˈslʌɪmi/