Definitions for oleaginousˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•le•ag•i•nousˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs(adj.)
having the nature or qualities of oil.
unctuous; fawning; smarmy.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of oleaginous:
1625–35; < L oleāginus of the olive, der. of oleaolive
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"
greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous(adj)
containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
"greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
Falsely or affectedly earnest; persuasively suave.
The oleaginous salesman convinced me to buy a more expensive car.
Origin: From oléagineux, from oleaginus, from olea.
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