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slimy

[ slahy-mee ]
/ ˈslaɪ mi /
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adjective, slim·i·er, slim·i·est.
of or like slime.
abounding in or covered with slime.
offensively foul or vile.
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Origin of slimy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at slime, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM slimy

slim·i·ly, adverbslim·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for slimy

slimy
/ (ˈslaɪmɪ) /

adjective slimier or slimiest
characterized by, covered with, containing, secreting, or resembling slime
offensive or repulsive
mainly British characterized by servility

Derived forms of slimy

slimily, adverbsliminess, noun
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