Definitions for oleaginousˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs

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  1. 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"

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

    containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

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


  1. oleaginous(Adjective)

    Oily, greasy.

  2. oleaginous(Adjective)

    Falsely or affectedly earnest; persuasively suave.

    The oleaginous salesman convinced me to buy a more expensive car.

  3. Origin: From oléagineux, from oleaginus, from olea.

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