Definitions for unctuousˈʌŋk tʃu əs

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

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  1. unctuous(Adjective)

    Oily or greasy.

  2. unctuous(Adjective)

    Rich, lush, intense, with layers of concentrated, soft, velvety flavor.

  3. unctuous(Adjective)

    Profusely polite, especially unpleasantly so and insincerely earnest.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Unctuous(adj)

    of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy

  2. Unctuous(adj)

    having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals

  3. Unctuous(adj)

    bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid


Translations for unctuous

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  • lipevä, liukas, öljyinen, täyteläinenFinnish
  • жирный, маслянистыйRussian

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