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Adjective, Verb (transitive)


Verb sleek has 1 sense

Adjective sleek has 3 senses


sleeka. [OE. slik; akin to Icel. slīkr, and OE. sliken to glide, slide, G. schleichen, OHG. slīhhan, D. slik, slijk, mud, slime, and E. slink. Cf. Slick, Slink.].
  •  Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy; as, sleek hair.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    "So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not rough or harsh.  [1913 Webster]
    "Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek."  [1913 Webster]
     With ease and dexterity.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which makes smooth; varnish.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A slick.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
sleekv. t. 
     To make even and smooth; to render smooth, soft, and glossy; to smooth over.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sleeking her soft alluring locks."  [1913 Webster]
    "Gentle, my lord, sleek o'er your rugged looks."  [1913 Webster]


sleek, adj. & v.
1 (of hair, fur, or skin, or an animal or person with such hair etc.) smooth and glossy.
2 looking well-fed and comfortable.
3 ingratiating.
4 (of a thing) smooth and polished.
--v.tr. make sleek, esp. by stroking or pressing down.

sleekly adv. sleekness n. sleeky adj.
later var. of SLICK



adipose, anal, balmy, blooming, blossoming, blubbery, booming, braw, buff, buffed, burnish, burnished, buttery, butyraceous, chic, chrismal, chrismatory, classy, clear, clothes-conscious, cosmopolitan, dapper, dashing, dinky, dressed to advantage, dressed to kill, elegant, exquisite, exuberant, fair, fat, fatty, fawning, finish, finished, flourishing, flowering, fruiting, furbish, furbished, genteel, glace, glance, glassy, glaze, glazed, gleaming, glistening, gloss, glossy, going strong, graceful, greasy, halcyon, hypocritical, in full swing, in good case, jaunty, lacquered, lardaceous, lardy, luster, lustrous, mucoid, natty, neat, nifty, nobby, oily, oleaginous, oleic, palmy, perfect, piping, polish, polished, posh, prospering, recherche, refine, rich, ritzy, rosy, round, rub, rubbed, satiny, scour, sebaceous, sharp, shellacked, shine, shining, shiny, shipshape, silken, silky, slick, slick down, slimy, slippery, smarmy, smart, smooth, smug, snazzy, snug, soapy, soigne, soignee, sophisticated, specious, spiffy, spruce, streamlined, style-conscious, suave, suety, swank, swanky, swell, tallowy, thriving, tidy, tight, tricksy, trig, trim, unctuous, unguent, unguentary, unguentous, varnish, varnished, velvety, vigorous, wax, well-cared-for, well-dressed, well-groomed




N beauty, the beautiful, to kalon, le beau ideal, aesthetics, callaesthetics, pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, natural beauty, symmetry, comeliness, fairness, polish, gloss, good effect, good looks, belle tournure, trigness, bloom, brilliancy, radiance, splendor, gorgeousness, magnificence, sublimity, sublimification, concinnity, delicacy, refinement, charm, je ne sais quoi, style, Venus, Aphrodite, Hebe, the Graces, Peri, Houri, Cupid, Apollo, Hyperion, Adonis, Antionous, Narcissus, peacock, butterfly, garden, flower of, pink of, bijou, jewel, work of art, flower, flow'ret gay, wildflower, rose, lily, anemone, asphodel, buttercup, crane's bill, daffodil, tulip, tiger lily, day lily, begonia, marigold, geranium, lily of the valley, ranunculus, rhododendron, windflower, pleasurableness, beautifying, landscaping, landscape gardening, decoration, calisthenics, beauty, hunk (of men), beautiful, beauteous, handsome, gorgeous, pretty, lovely, graceful, elegant, prepossessing, attractive, delicate, dainty, refined, fair, personable, comely, seemly, bonny, good-looking, well-favored, well-made, well-formed, well- proportioned, proper, shapely, symmetrical, harmonious, sightly, fit to be seen, passable, not amiss, goodly, dapper, tight, jimp, gimp, janty, jaunty, trig, natty, quaint, trim, tidy, neat, spruce, smart, tricksy, bright, bright eyed, rosy cheeked, cherry cheeked, rosy, ruddy, blooming, in full bloom, brilliant, shining, beamy, beaming, sparkling, splendid, resplendent, dazzling, glowing, glossy, sleek, rich, superb, magnificent, grand, fine, sublime, showy, specious, artistic, artistical, aesthetic, picturesque, pictorial, fait a peindre, well-composed, well grouped, well varied, curious, enchanting becoming, ornamental, undeformed, undefaced, unspotted, spotless, auxilium non leve vultus habet, beauty born of murmuring sound, flowers preach to us if we will hear, gratior ac pulchro veniens in corpore virtus, none but the brave deserve the fair, thou who hast the fatal gift of beauty.


N smoothness, polish, gloss, lubricity, lubrication, down, velvet, velure, silk, satin, velveteen, velour, velours, velumen, glass, ice, slide, bowling green, asphalt, wood pavement, flagstone, flags, roller, steam roller, lawn roller, rolling pin, rolling mill, sand paper, emery paper, emery cloth, sander, flat iron, sad iron, burnisher, turpentine and beeswax, polish, shoe polish, lapidary, lapidary, lapidarian, smooth, polished, leiodermatous, slick, velutinous, even, level, plane, sleek, glossy, silken, silky, lanate, downy, velvety, glabrous, slippery, glassy, lubricous, oily, soft, unwrinkled, smooth as glass, smooth as ice, smooth as monumental alabaster, smooth as velvet, smooth as oil, slippery as an eel, woolly, smooth as silk, slippery as coonshit on a pump handle, slippery as a greased pig.

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