lubricous

[ loo-bri-kuhs ]
/ ˈlu brɪ kəs /

adjective

(of a surface, coating, etc.) having an oily smoothness; slippery.
unstable; shifty; fleeting.

Origin of lubricous

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lubricous

lubricious lubricous
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Examples from the Web for lubricous

  • 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