adjective see lubricious

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  • Lubricous — Lu bri*cous, a. [L. lubricus.] Lubric. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lubricous — index lascivious, lecherous, lewd, licentious, obscene Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lubricous — (adj.) 1530s, lascivious, from L. lubricus slippery, smooth, from lubricus slippery (see LUBRICANT (Cf. lubricant) (adj.)). Literal meaning slippery, oily is from 1650s in English; figurative sense of shifty, elusive is from 1640s. Also… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lubricous — /looh bri keuhs/, adj. 1. (of a surface, coating, etc.) having an oily smoothness; slippery. 2. unstable; shifty; fleeting. 3. lubricious. [1525 35; < L lubricus slippery, LL: unstable] Syn. 2. unsteady, wavering, undependable. * * * …   Universalium

  • lubricous — adjective slimy to the touch …   Wiktionary

  • lubricous —  is generally the preferred spelling for the word meaning slippery or lewd, but most dictionaries also accept lubricious …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • lubricous — adj. slippery, greasy; unstable; wanton; crude; lascivious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lubricous — a. 1. Smoothy, slippery, lubric. 2. Wavering, unstable, uncertain, lubric. 3. Lascivious, lewd, wanton, licentious, impure, salacious, unchaste, incontinent, lecherous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lubricous — adj 1. oily, slippery, slithery, greasy, greased, lubricated, oiled; buttery, oleaginous, unctuous, slick, Physiol. synovial; sleek, glassy, skiddy, icy, glossy, polished, varnished; soapy, waxy, lathered. 2. unstable, unsteady, unsteadfast,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lubricous — lu·bri·cous …   English syllables

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