- (of a surface, coating, etc.) having an oily smoothness; slippery.
- unstable; shifty; fleeting.
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Related Words for lubricousbuttery, waxy, slippery, creamy, oiled, carnal, concupiscent, corrupt, fast, incontinent, lascivious, libertine, libidinous, licentious, prurient, raunchy, salacious, sensual, wanton, unchaste
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This last she did, with some lubricous staple of her own discovery, applying it with the ball of her thumb.Cradock Nowell, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
1530s, "lascivious," from Latin lubricus "slippery, smooth," from lubricus "slippery" (see lubricant (adj.)). Literal meaning "slippery, oily" is from 1650s in English; figurative sense of "shifty, elusive" is from 1640s. Also lubricious (1580s).