What does oily mean?

Definitions for oilyˈɔɪ li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oily.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous(adj)

    containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

    "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"

  2. buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous(adj)

    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"

  3. oily(adj)

    coated or covered with oil

    "oily puddles in the streets"

  4. greasy, oily(adj)

    smeared or soiled with grease or oil

    "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"


  1. oily(Noun)

    A marble with an oily lustre.

  2. oily(Adjective)

    Relating to oil.

  3. oily(Adjective)

    Smeared with or containing oil.

  4. oily(Adjective)

    Excessively friendly or polite so as to sound insincere.

  5. Origin: From oil + -y.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oily in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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