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  • n. The property of being slick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being slick; smoothness; sleekness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  • n. a slippery smoothness
  • n. a kind of fluent easy superficiality


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Other people criticize it as being slick instead of feature-rich, not getting that for Apple products, "slickness" -- which is a way to denigrate well-designed UIs -- is the whole point.

    jfruh's blog

  • We do need another common-folk yet Rhodes Scholar/Ivy League type of intellect in the White House again, but without the "slickness" .... wait, that sounds like this guy who's an Illinois senator right now.

    NY Times slams Clinton's 'negativity'

  • So, I am curious as to what others are hearing or observing that they would describe as 'slickness' He is also married and quite conscientious about hi role as father and spouse.

    Obama's Wooing Of Evangelicals Runs Into Fierce Resistance

  • (The "slickness" thing that Obama gives off to some is also what bothers some on the left about him?)

    Obama's Wooing Of Evangelicals Runs Into Fierce Resistance

  • I wonder sometimes if a 'facile mind and quick wit' are all it takes for slow, sluggish thinkersandthe dimwitted to see 'slickness' It is almost as though they have an inherentbias based on the speed at which others think that has nothing at all t do with the substance of the thoughts verbalized.

    Obama's Wooing Of Evangelicals Runs Into Fierce Resistance

  • I have not observed this 'slickness' during his speeches, interviews or within the writings of his book.

    Obama's Wooing Of Evangelicals Runs Into Fierce Resistance

  • He polishes rough edges (the source of much of his reputed "slickness"); great oratory thrives on them.

    Hoping For Passion

  • But we think it is but a fair construction to suppose that our Transatlantic brethren, in the very rapidity of their "slickness," have carried improvement too far, given way to a false system of credit among themselves, and so, having outrun the national constable, have found themselves compelled to suspend payment for an interval, which, in the present course of their prosperity, cannot be of long continuance.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • It's that slickness which is Mafia 2's most important attribute, as it's what separates it from the likes of Red Dead Redemption and GTA IV. - News

  • The cylinder has unusual looking, deeply fluted, rounded chambers and has an "Advanced Target Grey" finish, that not only looks good but seems to have a "slickness" to the surface that minimizes powder residue accumulation and surface marring. Top News Stories


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