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Synonyms of 'slick'

(adjective) 
Definition
skilfully devised or executed
His style is slick and visually exciting.
Synonyms
efficient
a highly efficient worker
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professional
She told me we'd done a really professional job.
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streamlined
streamlined companies using cheap freelance staff
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well-organized
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(adjective) 
Definition
skilfully devised or executed
a slick gear change
Synonyms
skilful
his skilful use of light and shade
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deft
Her movements were neat and deft.
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adroit
She is a remarkably adroit politician.
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dextrous
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dexterous
As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.
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polished
a polished performance
Opposites
(adjective) 
Definition
well-made and attractive, but superficial
a slick, suit-wearing detective
Synonyms
glib
He is full of glib excuses for his past mistakes.
a glib sales executive
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smooth
a smooth-talking movie villain
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plausible
He was so plausible he conned us all.
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polished
Nic is polished, charming and articulate.
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specious
The Duke was not convinced by such specious arguments.
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meretricious
meretricious ads that claim their product to be the best around
(adjective) 
Definition
slippery
his greasy, slick hair-do
Synonyms
glossy
glossy black hair
The leaves were dark and glossy.
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smooth
The flagstones were worn smooth by centuries of use.
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shiny
a shiny new sports car
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greasy
She called him `a greasy little sycophant'.
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oily
He asked in an oily voice what he could do for them today.
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silky
I stroked her silky hair.
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lustrous
a head of thick, lustrous, wavy brown hair
(verb) 
Definition
to make smooth or shiny
She had slicked her hair.
Synonyms
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oil
A crew of assistants oiled the mechanism until it worked perfectly.
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grease
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plaster down
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make glossy
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smarm down (British, informal)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of adroit
Definition
quick and skilful in how one behaves or thinks
She is a remarkably adroit politician.
in the sense of deft
Definition
quick and skilful in movement
Her movements were neat and deft.
in the sense of dexterous
Definition
possessing or done with dexterity
As people grow older they generally become less dexterous.

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