Translation of slippery in Spanish:

slippery

resbaladizo, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈslɪp(ə)ri//ˈslɪp(ə)ri/

adjective

  • 1

    (ground/surface) resbaladizo
    (surface/ground) resbaloso Latin America
    (soap/fish) resbaladizo
    (soap/fish) escurridizo
    (fish/soap) resbaloso Latin America
    • On slippery surfaces, a very smooth traction and skid control system will cut in to ensure that things never get out of hand.
    • Poor weather conditions and an extremely slippery surface greatly hindered the playing of good football.
    • My tennis shoes slipped over the slippery surface of the rock.
    • It's unwise to charge up a hill at full speed but conserving momentum is crucial to avoid getting caught out by the slippery surface.
    • These are for general driving and slippery surfaces on-road, plus three off road settings: mud, sand and rocks.
    • There are also gearbox modes for slippery surfaces or for faster gear changes.
    • Its purpose is to provide a smooth, almost slippery, surface for later burnishing, but the red and yellow boles also enrich the colour of the gilding.
    • But it was still difficult for the cars to stop on slippery surfaces when something unexpected occurred.
    • It creaked beneath his feet and he ignored the slippery surface.
    • All that torque causes some problems on slippery surfaces.
    • Part of the work involved the application of a plastic lining which subsequently proved to be a safety risk due to its slippery surface.
    • The trapped bees try to escape from the flowers by climbing the sepals, but escape is made even more difficult by the slippery waxy sepal surface.
    • Loss of balance on a slippery surface, especially ice or snow, is also common.
    • Mr Clayton claimed that too little sand was used in the resin compound, so instead of giving extra grip, the surface became smooth and slippery.
    • Again McLean was involved when he latched on to Andy Smith's misplaced header and sent in a vicious shot which skidded goalward off the slippery surface.
    • A heavy shower before the game made for a slippery surface and much sliding and difficulty in gaining possession.
    • As it was, the two sides struggled to adapt to the slippery surface and the game progressed, strewn with errors.
    • Wear low-heeled shoes with non-slip soles and check your house for slippery surfaces that might cause you to trip or fall.
    • On slippery surfaces, the car takes over and automatically controls steering torque to prevent a spin-out.
    • The match, which was put into severe doubt the previous day with a covering of snow and slush on the pitch, inevitably turned out to be quite scrappy due to the slippery surface.
  • 2

    (elusive)
    escurridizo
    evasivo
    • Aristotle was a thoroughgoing ‘empiricist’ in two senses of that slippery term.
    • But ideas turn around, they are as slippery as eels, and it's easy to lose control of them.
    • Simplicity is a slippery concept, but the best technologies can be learned by looking at the input device, not by studying a manual.
    • Party allegiance itself has become a more slippery concept, as political cross-dressing blurs the lines between the parties.
    • It's a nuanced world we live in, and responsibility is such a slippery concept.
    • I have found the point, as I say, finely balanced. ‘Facility’ is a slippery word.
    • In that context the election packages, dignified artificially by the term manifesto, were based on very slippery assumptions.
    • The slippery concept of postmodernism is sometimes applied to all the above ideologies.
    • I was not concerned with the noise, or the ‘nuisance’ - a very slippery concept - but with safety.
    • Police effectiveness is a notoriously slippery concept to define or measure.
    • Governments of course always claim to be acting in the national interest, but it's a very slippery term.
    • I firmly believe the answer is no, if one wants to retain any meaningful working definition of the slippery concept of consciousness.
    • Bias in the context of this case is a slippery term.
    • But the slippery term keeps expanding to encompass more and more groups.
    • But existential is a slippery word, in politics as well as philosophy.
    • ART is a slippery, infinitely subjective concept, and maybe the hardest word to define, but plenty of people have given it a shot.
    • All this may be true, but these are slippery words.
    • The fabricated nature of a dispute as a precondition for the admissibility of a referral is a slippery concept, not without dangerous pitfalls.
    • But all you are doing is demonstrating what an absolutely slippery concept tax avoidance is.
    • Clarifying this slippery concept, however, suggests that the most important changes pointed to by postmodernism are political.
  • 3

    (untrustworthy)
    que no es de fiar
    • It was much harder to tackle him down, partly because he was so slippery.
    • In this hour, a general talks strategy against a slippery enemy.
    • Jolly and devious, she is an appealingly slippery figure.
    • Father Jack, as we're now calling him, is on a moral crusade, after all the polling showed that everyone thinks he's too slippery.
    • A policeman has told how he bravely apprehended a slippery customer.
    • But you are still slippery when it comes to actually fixing that date to meet up.
    • These money men are as practised in the art of the ‘spin’ as the most slippery politician.
    • He's a slippery character whose public statements remind you of certain other politicians.
    • This eternally slippery character then keeps cropping up throughout the story to pass judgment on pivotal events.
    • No slippery politician was going to give me the kind of straight talk I was looking for, but only politicians and platitudes were on offer.
    • The Right will see how political spin and slippery personalities can sell questionable character to the voters.
    • He's being a slippery character who fails to show any sign of remorse or even responsibility for his work.
    • Have I been taken in, or is she just a slippery customer?
    • And a nice change from forceful journalists shouting at slippery politicians.
    • Then Richard had become an asset, someone she wanted to be able to move around, but he was slippery.
    • They are a bunch of desperate slippery folks, and re-election and banishment is coming upon them soon.
    • These days it's impossible to avoid the plethora of slippery politicians all over our TV screens, PC monitors and radio airwaves.
    • But last night he proved he could also turn on the power in the latter stages after initially being frustrated by his slippery opponent.
    • Only a fool would claim otherwise - a fool, or a slippery lawyer.
    • Having interrogated endless politicians, business leaders and other slippery characters, he knows exactly how to keep control.