(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. glossy, shiny, polished; oily, slippery, greasy; unctuous, obsequious; sophisticated, urbane; informal, crooked, cheap, glib; sly, ingenious, cunning, tricky. See smoothness, oil, knowledge.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. slippery, suave, sleek, glossy; see oily 2 , smooth 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. sleek smooth, glossy, satiny, slippery, oily, greasy.
2. clever tricky, crafty, smart, sophisticated, ingenious, creative, inventive, sharp.
3. suave urbane, smooth, worldly.
ANT.: 1. rough, coarse, abrasive. 2. moronic, imbecilic, stupid. 3. clumsy, bumbling, unrefined
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. So smooth and glassy as to offer insecure hold or footing: lubricious, slippery, slithery. Idiom: slippery as an eel. See SMOOTH. 2. Exhibiting or possessing skill and ease in performance: adroit, clever, deft, dexterous, facile, handy, nimble. See ABILITY. 3. Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters: astute, cagey, canny, knowing, perspicacious, shrewd, smart, wise1. Informal: savvy. See ABILITY, CAREFUL. 4. Characterized by ready but often insincere or superficial discourse: facile, glib, smoothtongued. See SURFACE, WORDS.

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