One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the floor was cold and slimy’
slippery, slithery, greasy, oozy, muddy, mucky, sludgy, miry
sticky, viscous, viscid, mucilaginous, glutinous, mucous, mucoid
informal slippy, gunky, gooey, gloopy, gummy
2‘her slimy press agent’
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
informal bootlicking, smarmy, sucky, soapy, forelock-tugging
North American informal brown-nosing, apple-polishing
British vulgar slang arse-licking, bum-sucking
North American vulgar slang kiss-ass, ass-kissing, suckholing
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