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lubricous

[ loo-bri-kuhs ]
/ ˈlu brɪ kəs /
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adjective
(of a surface, coating, etc.) having an oily smoothness; slippery.
unstable; shifty; fleeting.
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Origin of lubricous

1525–35; <Latin lūbricus slippery, Late Latin: unstable

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lubricous

lubricious, lubricous
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How to use lubricous in a sentence

  • Ben's h's became more lubricous with his rising indignation.

    The Doctor|Ralph Connor
  • 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
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