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slimy

[slahy-mee] /ˈslaɪ mi/
adjective, slimier, slimiest.
1.
of or like slime.
2.
abounding in or covered with slime.
3.
offensively foul or vile.
Origin of slimy
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see slime, -y1
Related forms
slimily, adverb
sliminess, noun
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slimy

/ˈslaɪmɪ/
adjective slimier, slimiest
1.
characterized by, covered with, containing, secreting, or resembling slime
2.
offensive or repulsive
3.
(mainly Brit) characterized by servility
Derived Forms
slimily, adverb
sliminess, noun
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Word Origin and History for slimy
adj.

late 14c., "covered with slime; of the nature of slime," from slime (n.) + -y (2). Cf. Middle Dutch slimich, Dutch slijmig, German schleimig. Figurative sense of "morally repulsive" is first attested 1570s. Related: Slimily; sliminess.

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