greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous(adj)
containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
"greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
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"
coated or covered with oil
"oily puddles in the streets"
smeared or soiled with grease or oil
"greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"
A marble with an oily lustre.
Relating to oil.
Smeared with or containing oil.
Excessively friendly or polite so as to sound insincere.
Origin: From oil + -y.
The numerical value of oily in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of oily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Nobody knows exactly how much oily waste is illegally dumped from ships, but as this case demonstrates, a determined engineer with a few pieces of equipment who does not have proper oversight can easily circumvent the pollution prevention equipment onboard vessels.
This is the first time we have charged Clean Water Act crimes for an actual discharge of oil into the EEZ (exclusive economic zone) off the coast of Alaska, as detailed in the court documents, witnesses saw a sheen off the side of the vessel after the chief engineer hooked up a pump to illegally dump oily bilge water overboard.
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