be, feel, look

The seaweed felt cold and slimy.

a little, slightly, etc.

The walls were all slimy and green.


The steps were slimy with moss.

cold and slimy, wet and slimy

The wall of the cave was wet and slimy to the touch.

Slimy is used with these nouns: ↑mess, ↑substance

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  • Slimy — Slim y, a. [Compar. {Slimier}; superl. {Slimiest}.] 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. [1913 Webster] Slimy things did… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slimy — late 14c.,from SLIME (Cf. slime) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Cf. M.Du. slimich, Du. slijmig, Ger. schleimig. Figurative sense of morally repulsive is first attested 1570s. Related: Sliminess …   Etymology dictionary

  • slimy — is spelt without an e …   Modern English usage

  • slimy — [adj] oozy, gooey clammy, glutinous, miry, mucky, mucous, muculent, muddy, scummy, viscous, yukky*; concepts 485,621 Ant. dry …   New thesaurus

  • slimy — ► ADJECTIVE (slimier, slimiest) 1) covered by or having the feel or consistency of slime. 2) informal repulsively obsequious …   English terms dictionary

  • slimy — [slīm′ē] adj. slimier, slimiest 1. of or like slime 2. covered with or full of slime 3. disgusting; repulsive slimily adv. sliminess n …   English World dictionary

  • slimy — [[t]sla͟ɪmi[/t]] slimier, slimiest 1) ADJ GRADED Slimy substances are thick, wet, and unpleasant. Slimy objects are covered in a slimy substance. His feet slipped in the slimy mud... Her hand touched something cold and slimy. 2) ADJ GRADED… …   English dictionary

  • slimy — adjective /ˈslaɪ.mi/ a) Of or pertaining to, resembling, of the nature of, covered or daubed with, yielding, abounding in slime; viscous; glutinous. Slimy things did crawl with legs b) friendly in a false, calculating way; underhanded; sneaky …   Wiktionary

  • slimy — slim|y [ˈslaımi] adj 1.) covered with ↑slime, or wet and slippery like slime ▪ slimy mud 2.) informal friendly in an unpleasant way that does not seem sincere used to show disapproval ▪ a slimy politician >sliminess n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slimy — adjective 1 covered with slime: slimy mud 2 informal unpleasantly friendly in order to get something for yourself: a slimy manner sliminess noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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