1. [syn: buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous]
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Unctuous \Unc"tu*ous\ (?; 135), a. [F. onctueux, LL. unctuosus,
fr. L. unctus anointment, fr. ungere, unctum, to anoint. See
1. Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty;
oily; greasy. "The unctuous cheese." --Longfellow.
2. Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
3. Bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous
speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid.
[1913 Webster] -- Unc"tu*ous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in
manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome
introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent";
"oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the
unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments" [syn:
buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "unctuous":
Pecksniffian, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, adipose, adulatory, affected,
bland, blandishing, blarneying, blubbery, buttery, butyraceous,
cajoling, canting, chrismal, chrismatory, complimentary,
courtierly, courtly, disarming, fair-spoken, false, fat, fatty,
fawning, fine-spoken, flattering, fulsome, glib, goody,
goody-goody, greasy, gushing, holier-than-thou, honey-mouthed,
honey-tongued, honeyed, hypocritic, hypocritical, ingratiating,
insincere, insinuating, lardaceous, lardy, mealymouthed, mucoid,
obsequious, oily, oily-tongued, oleaginous, oleic, pharisaic,
pharisean, pietistic, pious, rich, sanctified, sanctimonious,
sebaceous, self-righteous, simon-pure, sleek, slick, slimy,
slippery, slobbery, smarmy, smooth, smooth-spoken, smooth-tongued,
smug, sniveling, soapy, soft-soaping, soft-spoken, suave,
suave-spoken, suety, sycophantic, tallowy, unguent, unguentary,