Definition of slickness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈslɪknəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɪknəs//
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  1. 1(sometimes disapproving) the quality of being clever and efficient but in a way that does not seem to be sincere or that lacks important ideas the slickness of modern advertising
  2. 2(sometimes disapproving) the ability to speak very easily and smoothly but in a way that does not seem sincere a society where slickness is more prized than wisdom
  3. 3the ability to do something quickly and smoothly synonym skill (1) Their opponents showed great speed of movement and slickness in attack.
  4. 4the quality of being smooth and difficult to hold or move on the slickness of the marble floor