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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of or resembling slime; viscous.
  • adjective Covered with or exuding slime.
  • adjective Morally repulsive, as in being dishonest or corrupt.
  • adjective Excessively ingratiating; smarmy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Slime-like; of the nature, appearance, or consistency of slime; soft, moist, ropy, and disagreeably adhesive or viscous: as, the slimy sediment in a drain; the slimy exudation of an eel or a snail.
  • Abounding with slime: as, a slimy soil.
  • Covered with slime.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to slime; resembling slime; of the nature of slime; viscous; glutinous; also, covered or daubed with slime; yielding, or abounding in, slime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, covered or daubed with, yielding, abounding in slime; viscous; glutinous.
  • adjective slang, figuratively friendly in a false, calculating way; underhanded; sneaky.

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

  • adjective covered with or resembling slime
  • adjective morally reprehensible

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old English slīmiġ ("slimy"), equivalent to slime +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch slijmig, slijmerig ("slimy"), German schleimig ("slimy"), Swedish slemmig ("slimy").

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