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sleek

sleek

 
pronunciation:
slik
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: sleeker, sleekest
definition 1: smooth or shiny.
He petted the cat's sleek fur.
synonyms:
glossy, lustrous, shiny, slick, smooth
similar words:
polished, satiny, silky, velvety
definition 2: trim and smooth in appearance and operation.
The new car models are very sleek.He looked dapper in his sleek suit.
synonyms:
polished, smooth
antonyms:
bushy, clumsy
similar words:
chic, dapper, neat, rakish, smart, spruce, trim, well-groomed
definition 3: healthy and well-fed.
The basketball players all looked sleek and fit.
synonyms:
fit, healthy
similar words:
trim, well-fed
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sleeked, sleeking, sleeks
definition: to smooth down or give a shine to; slick or polish.
synonyms:
burnish, polish, shine, slick, smooth
similar words:
buff, wax
derivations: sleekly (adv.), sleekness (n.)