Definitions for unctuousness
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
unc•tu•ousˈʌŋk tʃu əs(adj.)
characterized by affected earnestness or moralistic fervor; excessively suave or smug.
characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy.
having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.
Origin of unctuous:
1350–1400; < ML ūnctuōsus < L ūnctus act of anointing
fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, unction(noun)
smug self-serving earnestness
The state or characteristic of being unctuous.
Origin: “unctuous” + “-ness”
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