What does oleaginous mean?

Definitions for oleaginousˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oleaginous.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

  2. greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous(adj)

    containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

    "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"


  1. oleaginous(Adjective)

    Oily, greasy.

  2. oleaginous(Adjective)

    Falsely or affectedly earnest; persuasively suave.

    The oleaginous salesman convinced me to buy a more expensive car.

  3. Origin: From oléagineux, from oleaginus, from olea.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Oleaginous

    ō-lē-aj′in-us, adj. oily: (bot.) fleshy and oily: unctuous, sanctimonious, fawning.—n. Oleag′inousness. [L. oleaginusoleum, oil.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oleaginous in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oleaginous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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