Sleekest vs Sleekiest - What's the difference?

sleekest | sleekiest |


As adjectives the difference between sleekest and sleekiest

is that sleekest is (sleek) while sleekiest is (sleeky).

sleekest

English

Adjective

(head)
  • (sleek)
  • ----

    sleek

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Having an even, smooth surface; smooth; hence, glossy.
  • sleek hair
  • * Dryden
  • So sleek her skin, so faultless was her make.
  • Not rough or harsh.
  • * Milton
  • Those rugged names to our like mouths grow sleek .

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (dated) With ease and dexterity.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make smooth or glossy; to polish or cause to be attractive.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • That which makes smooth; varnish.
  • Anagrams

    * * ----

    sleekiest

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (sleeky)

  • sleeky

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • sleek, slick
  • *{{quote-book, year=1790, author=Joanna Baillie, title=Poems, &c. (1790), chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=When all is o'er, out to the door they run, With new comb'd sleeky hair, and glist'ning cheeks, Each with some little project in his head. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1841, author=Various, title=Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, September 5, 1841, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=He thought that the moulting season was over, and that he was rejoicing in the fulness of a sleeky plumage, and by his side was a Java sparrowess, chirping and hopping about, rendering the cage as populous to him as though he were the tenant of a bird-fancier's shop. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1905, author=George Bernard Shaw, title=The Irrational Knot, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Why, I thought he was a straight-haired, sleeky , canting snake of a man. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1920, author=John Freeman, title=Poems New and Old, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Even when with heavy Plume and pall The sleeky coaches roll by, Coffin, flowers and all, He laughs, for he sees Crouched on the coffin a small Yellowy shape go by-- Death, uneasy and melancholy. }}