Adjective "Slathered" definition and examples

(Slathered may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Spread or smear (a substance) thickly or liberally.
  1. 'No matter how many lotions and oils we slather on, our elbows, knees and heels are still often resistant to softening.'
  2. 'But, before you slather on that oil-laden cream or lotion, it's important to understand how the skin functions and to dispel a few myths about moisturizing products to boot.'
  3. 'Many slather gray mud over their naked skin, giving themselves a wan, ghoulish cast, and they saunter through a surreal panorama punctuated by eccentric installations.'
  4. 'Then they slather on antibiotic cream and apply silver-impregnated bandages.'
  5. 'You can't slather on powder when every grain looks like a boulder on your client's face.'
  6. 'After the hive adventure, I now truly appreciate the effort, from bees and dedicated bee-keepers alike, that goes into the honey I slather on to toast or drizzle over porridge.'
  7. 'You insert freshly cut limes, slather on the sunscreen and take a large gulp of your intoxicating brew.'
  8. 'It's similar to waxing, but with less prep time (just slather it on).'
  9. 'Sunday night for dinner I slathered our chicken breasts in mayo!'
  10. 'Their bread is incredibly good, despite them being a huge chain and all, and slathered with honey garlic butter.'
  11. 'He also slathers his skis with his own groovy graphics.'
  12. 'Try it toasted and slathered with honey butter or topped with cream cheese and smoked salmon.'


A large amount.
  1. 'We had it for tea, toasted for breakfast, and as a foundation for fruit desserts, with fresh or poached berries, poached plums or peaches, and slathers of heavy cream poured over everything.'

More definitions

verb (used with object)

1. to spread or apply thickly: to slather butter on toast.

2. to spread something thickly on (usually followed by with): to slather toast with butter.

3. to spend or use lavishly.


4. Often, slathers. a generous amount: slathers of money. Idioms

5. open slather, Australian. complete freedom.


(slather)Early 19th century: of unknown origin.


open slather