adjective, slip·per·i·er, slip·per·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM slipperyslip·per·i·ness, nounnon·slip·per·y, adjectiveun·slip·per·y, adjective
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That ability to vector torque towards traction should endow the Hummer EV with an unprecedented ability to keep moving forward through even the gnarliest of slippery conditions.A First Look at the 2022 GMC Hummer EV (It's Awesome)|Wes Siler|October 21, 2020|Outside Online
Charlotte opted to design a new, more slippery coating for a ship’s hull so that fewer creatures would be able to hitch a ride.Student scientists work to help all of us survive a warmer world|Bethany Brookshire|October 21, 2020|Science News For Students
People opposed to Measure E say nixing the height limit in Midway is the beginning of a slippery slope and could inspire other coastal neighborhoods to do the same.The Climate Problem Facing Coastal Building Height Limits|MacKenzie Elmer|October 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Opponents think the measure is a slippery slope to removing the height limit in other places.VOSD Podcast: The Local Ballot Measures, Explained|Nate John|October 16, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The fact that then-Justice Antonin Scalia died 269 days before that year’s presidential election, while Ginsberg passed away 46 days before this one, is just butter on the greased pole of slippery words.Donald Dossier: Seizing the Moment to Fill RBG’s Seat|Tracy Moran|September 19, 2020|Ozy
Historically, conservatives treated the minimum wage as an affront to free labor and a step on a slippery slope towards statism.
Swiss leaders also dispel the “slippery slope” idea by repeatedly rejecting substantial minimum wage increases.
Hers is a particular brand of essay: writing at its most crystal clear, subject matter at its most slippery and interesting.From Didion to Dunham, Female Essayists Seize the Day|Lucy Scholes|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The slippery slope argument is a way of keeping the hands-off-the-Internet-entirely philosophy going.Congress, Big Tech Fight Over Child Prostitution Bill|Tim Mak|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which is why his efforts to justify his rabid consumption of football wind up feeling so slippery and convoluted.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It had walls of slippery clay and a corduroyed bottom, but the corduroy was hidden beneath the mud left by thousands of feet.Italy at War and the Allies in the West|E. Alexander Powell
I wish I'd flung him on the broken ground and not on the slippery grass.An Isle in the Water|Katharine Tynan
Damps oozing from the walls made the path more and more tiresome and slippery as they proceeded.
What was my astonishment to see on the slippery column of the tree two human forms appear and quietly slip down to the ground.The Mystery of the Yellow Room|Gaston Leroux
Now draw up your chairs, children, and Ill tell you the whole terrible tale of the treacherous treasurer and the slippery sleuth.Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester