Rough and Slick


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Rough verb – Prepare in preliminary or sketchy form.
Slick is an antonym for rough.
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
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Slick verb – To coat (something) with a slippery substance in order to reduce friction.
Usage example: slicking the bottom of their skis with wax

Rough is an antonym for slick in topics: smooth, smart.
Nearby Words: slicked, slicker, slickly, slicking
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Things that words describes

animation rough animation slick animation
style rough style slick style
type rough type slick type
ride rough ride slick ride
Other nouns: shape, personality, world, spot, game, exterior.

Both words in one sentence

  • Evil Costume Switch She goes from a revealing but still rough-around-the-edges brown leather outfit with a tousled hairdo to a silky black jumpsuit sporting Absolute Cleavage and slick, straightened hair worn long.
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