(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. slick, oily, smooth, glossy; well-groomed; chic, soigné, elegant, suave, urbane, skillful, adroit. See smoothness.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. silken, silky, satin, svelte; see smooth 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
smooth, shiny, glossy, lustrous, satiny, glistening, groomed, combed, trim.
ANT.: dull, lackluster
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Smooth and lustrous as if polished: satiny, silken, silky. See SMOOTH. 2. Having slender and graceful lines: streamlined, trim. See BEAUTIFUL. 3. Affectedly and self-servingly earnest: fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, unctuous. See ATTITUDE, HONEST. II verb To give a gleaming luster to, usually through friction: buff1, burnish, furbish, glaze, gloss, polish, shine. See LIGHT.

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  • sleek — [slēk] adj. [var. of SLICK, with Early ModE vowel lengthening] 1. smooth and shiny; glossy, as a highly polished surface, well kept hair or fur, etc. 2. of well fed or well groomed appearance [fat, sleek pigeons] 3. polished in speech and… …   English World dictionary

  • sleek|it — «SLEE kiht», adjective. Scottish. 1. sleek: »Wee, sleekit, cow rin , timrous beastie… (Robert Burns). 2. plausible; deceitful; sly. ╂[variant of sleeked, past participle of sleek] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Sleek — Sleek, n. 1. That which makes smooth; varnish. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. A slick. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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