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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. smug self-serving earnestness;
[syn: fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, unction]


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 Unguent.] 1. Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy. "The unctuous cheese." --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals. [1913 Webster] 3. Bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid. [1913 Webster] -- Unc"tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Unc"tu*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

unctuousness n 1: smug self-serving earnestness [syn: fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, unction]