What is another word for slipperiness?

165 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ slˈɪpəɹinəs], [ slˈɪpəɹinəs], [ s_l_ˈɪ_p_ə_ɹ_i_n_ə_s]

Slipperiness refers to the quality of being smooth, slick, or treacherous to walk or move on. Synonyms for slipperiness include greasiness, slickness, smoothness, slipminess, sliminess, oiliness, wetness, and icy. Each of these words connotes a sense of danger or difficulty in navigating a surface or terrain, whether due to natural elements like oil or ice, or due to human intervention like wax or polish. Slipperiness can also be used metaphorically to refer to situations that are unpredictable or difficult to handle, such as slippery slope arguments or slippery business tactics. Overall, slipperiness is a common concern in our physical and metaphorical landscapes, and the right synonym can help us better understand and confront this hazard.

Synonyms for Slipperiness:

What are the hypernyms for Slipperiness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for slipperiness?

Slipperiness is the condition of being slippery or smooth and difficult to hold on to. Some antonyms for slipperiness include traction, grip, adherence, stability, and roughness. Traction refers to the friction or grip that helps prevent slipping or sliding. Grip is the ability to hold on tightly to something. Adherence implies the ability to stick or cling to something. Stability suggests being firm and able to maintain balance. Roughness is the opposite of smoothness and provides a surface that is less likely to cause slipping. All of these antonyms describe conditions that promote safety and stability, whereas slipperiness can be hazardous and unpredictable.

Usage examples for Slipperiness

That man I do suspect A coward, who would burden the poor deuce With what ensues from his own slipperiness."
"The Three Heron's Feathers"
Hermann Sudermann
One or two spectators, who had stood quite close at the very moment that the catastrophe occurred, declared subsequently that milor had with a quick action of his foot thrown Monsieur de Stainville off his balance; the intense slipperiness of the parquet having merely done the rest.
"Petticoat Rule"
Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
And the Maid to be first, as I did heed, and I to follow, and have constant looking to the task and to her safety, and alway to be bitter anxious for our speed to be good, and to be anxious the more then, lest that Mine Own should slip; for there did be an horrid wetness upon the sides of the Gorge, as you shall have guessed, and horrid growths that blotched the great rocks mightily, and made an utter slipperiness, if that they did be trod upon; and we to have to come so clear of all such matters, as we might, and yet to be speedy for our lives, and likewise to lack no care and thought to the setting of our hands and of our feet in places fitted to the lifting of our weight.
"The Night Land"
William Hope Hodgson

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