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Synonyms for oily
ˈɔɪ lioi·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginousadjective

    containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

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

    fulsome, greasy, soapy, smarmy, sebaceous, unctuous, buttery, oleaginous

    sincere, fatless, uncoated, clean, fat-free, nonfat

  2. buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuousadjective

    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"

    fulsome, saponaceous, greasy, soapy, smarmy, sebaceous, unctuous, buttery, oleaginous

    fatless, nonfat, clean, fat-free, uncoated, sincere

  3. oilyadjective

    coated or covered with oil

    "oily puddles in the streets"

    fulsome, greasy, soapy, smarmy, sebaceous, unctuous, buttery, oleaginous

    uncoated, sincere, fatless, nonfat, fat-free, clean

  4. greasy, oilyadjective

    smeared or soiled with grease or oil

    "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"

    fulsome, greasy, soapy, smarmy, sebaceous, unctuous, buttery, oleaginous

    clean, fat-free, nonfat, fatless, sincere, uncoated

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oilyadjective

    unctuous, greasy, oleaginous, sebaceous, adipose, fatty, fat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. oilyadjective

    unctuous, oleaginous, emulsive, lubricous, glib, fluent, plausible

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "oily":

    greasy, fatty, fat

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How to use oily in a sentence?

  1. Kevin Feldis:

    Nobody knows exactly how much oily waste is illegally dumped from ships, but as this case demonstrates, a determined engineer with a few pieces of equipment who does not have proper oversight can easily circumvent the pollution prevention equipment onboard vessels.

  2. John Brick:

    It cuts through grease in your stomach much the same way it cleans grease off oily car parts.

  3. Joshua Zeichner:

    The Jori Acne and Oil control primer is dermatologist-formulated specifically for people with adult breakouts and oily skin, it contains maximum strength 2 % salicylic acid along with a blend of botanicals that address the needs of adult skin. It can be worn on its own for a silky complexion or under makeup to help it go on smoother and stay on longer. Most importantly, it treats pimples and prevents future breakouts.

  4. Joshua Zeichner:

    If you have oily or acne-prone skin, look for a primer that minimizes shine, blurs the pores and prevents breakouts, salicylic acid is a go-to ingredient because it keeps the pores clear and removes excess oil from the skin.

  5. Kevin Feldis:

    This is the first time we have charged Clean Water Act crimes for an actual discharge of oil into the EEZ (exclusive economic zone) off the coast of Alaska, as detailed in the court documents, witnesses saw a sheen off the side of the vessel after the chief engineer hooked up a pump to illegally dump oily bilge water overboard.

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