Definitions for unctuousˈʌŋk tʃu əs
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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"
Oily or greasy.
Rich, lush, intense, with layers of concentrated, soft, velvety flavor.
Profusely polite, especially unpleasantly so and insincerely earnest.
of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy
having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals
bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress -- these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.
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