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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greasiness, oiliness, oleaginousnessnoun

    consisting of or covered with oil

  2. fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, unctionnoun

    smug self-serving earnestness


  1. oilinessnoun

    the quality of being oily

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Oilinessnoun

    Unctuousness; greasiness; quality approaching to that of oil.

    Etymology: from oily.

    Basil hath fat and succulent leaves; which oiliness, if drawn forth by the sun, will make a very great change. Francis Bacon.

    Wine is inflammable, so as it hath a kind of oiliness. Francis Bacon.

    Smoke from unctuous bodies and such whose oiliness is evident, he nameth nidor. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Err.

    Chyle has the same principles as milk, viscidity from the caseous parts, an oiliness from the butyraceous parts, and an acidity from the tartareous. John Floyer.

    The flesh of animals which live upon other animals, is most antiacid; though offensive to the stomach sometimes by reason of their oiliness. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. oiliness

    Oiliness refers to the quality or state of being covered, saturated, or characterized by an oily substance, typically indicating a slippery or greasy texture or appearance. It can also refer to the degree to which a substance, often a liquid like lubricant or cosmetics, exhibits properties typical of oil.

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  1. isolines

  2. lionises

  3. elisions

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oiliness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oiliness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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