Definitions for oiliness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oil•yˈɔɪ li(adj.)oil•i•er, oil•i•est.

  1. smeared or covered with oil; greasy.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. of the nature of, consisting of, or resembling oil.

    Category: Chemistry

  3. of or pertaining to oil.

    Category: Chemistry

  4. full of or containing oil.

    Category: Chemistry

  5. smooth or unctuous, as in manner or speech.

Origin of oily:

1520–30

oil′i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. greasiness, oiliness, oleaginousness(noun)

    consisting of or covered with oil

  2. fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, unction(noun)

    smug self-serving earnestness

Wiktionary

  1. oiliness(Noun)

    the quality of being oily

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