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SLIP'PERY, adjective

1. Smooth; glib; having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; as, oily substances render things slippery

2. Not affording firm footing or confidence; as a slippery promise. The slipp'ry tops of human state.

3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away. The slipp'ry god will try to loose his hold.

4. Not standing firm, as slippery standers.

5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; as the slippery state of kings.

6. Not certain in its effect; as a slippery trick.

7. Lubrious; wanton; unchaste.