Definition of slimy in US English:



  • 1Covered by or having the feel or consistency of slime.

    ‘the thick, slimy mud’
    ‘the walls were slimy with lichens’
    • ‘His skin was patchy and faded, and there seemed to be a faint coating of some sort of slimy gel covering most of his body.’
    • ‘The freezing water, oozy and slimy with horse saliva, encompassed her body like a gooey envelope.’
    • ‘She pulled her fist back and saw that it was covered in a slimy clear residue of some sort.’
    • ‘She could feel some kind of sticky slimy ooze running through her fingers.’
    • ‘Suddenly a piece of slimy seaweed wraps itself around his leg.’
    • ‘The water flows over slimy rock that tilts the wrong way: down to the canyon.’
    • ‘She stared at him in a moment of shock, then grabbed handful of slimy mud and shoved it into his face.’
    • ‘There are many packets of pumpkin seeds, sticky bottles of flax oil, dehydrating apricots and slimy salad in kitchens up and down the land.’
    • ‘Mr. Mixson went on to tell me the feral pigs were almost swimming in mud that was covered in slimy green algae.’
    • ‘The cells of rhodophytes are commonly covered by a slimy outer sheath.’
    • ‘The floor, tables, and several unlucky humans were covered in slimy green webbing.’
    • ‘The windows were cracked and covered in cobwebs, dirt, and various other slimy materials.’
    • ‘I risked a peek, then hugged the dirt again, mud and slimy leaves rubbing against me.’
    • ‘And if you carry the peel with you, you've got to deal with a slippery, slimy wet thing.’
    • ‘Consequently, there was a slimy, slippery area right at the entrance to the main operating room.’
    • ‘She stretched the way that a cat does, edging her pale arms through the slimy, greasy mess we left behind.’
    • ‘No swamp should be drained, no stream covered with concrete and turned into a green slimy drain.’
    • ‘There was a twenty foot long trap door that led to a pit filled with muddy, slimy water.’
    • ‘The view was of a hilly allotment site with sheds and a railway station, and slimy, furrowed mud.’
    • ‘The walls of the streamway were covered in slimy mud and the water was dark and cloudy with peat.’
    slippery, slithery, greasy, oozy, muddy, mucky, sludgy, miry
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    1. 1.1informal Disgustingly immoral, dishonest, or obsequious.
      ‘he was a slimy people-pleaser’
      • ‘You cut off one slimy social, economic or political head and two grow back in its place.’
      • ‘Even though he is not being sacked, it realistically means the end to his slimy crawl up the political ladder.’
      • ‘Lars is slippery and slimy, but he still runs into doors sometimes when he's not paying attention.’
      • ‘Even by the standards of the Victorians, who had a pretty high tolerance level for toadying, this is slimy stuff.’
      • ‘This latest daft row is yet another example of the slimy politics which disfigure racing, and there's a lot worse to come.’
      obsequious, sycophantic, excessively deferential, subservient, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, greasy, reptilian, grovelling, cringing, toadyish, sycophantish, slavish, abject, craven, humble, uriah heepish, self-abasing
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