One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘heavy rain had made the roads slippery’
slithery, greasy, oily, icy, glassy, smooth, slick
informal slippy, skiddy
2‘Martin's a slippery customer’
evasive, unreliable, unpredictable, hard to pin down
devious, crafty, cunning, wily, tricky, artful, guileful, slick, sly, sneaky, scheming, contriving, untrustworthy, deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, dishonest, treacherous, false, two-faced, Janus-faced
North American snide
informal shady, shifty, foxy, iffy
British informal dodgy
NZ Australian informal shonky
open, reliable, trustworthy
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