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Synonyms for unction
ˈʌŋk ʃənunc·tion

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unction

    Synonyms:
    life, spirit, force, animation, fervor, power

    Antonyms:
    flatness, lameness, weakness, inanimateness, coldness, perfunctoriness, lifelessness, dilutedness, vapidity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unction, smarm, fulsomenessnoun

    excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm

    Synonyms:
    ointment, fulsomeness, salve, balm, unctuousness, oleaginousness, unguent, smarminess, oiliness, inunction, smarm

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

    smug self-serving earnestness

    Synonyms:
    smarm, greasiness, ointment, balm, salve, unctuousness, oleaginousness, unguent, smarminess, oiliness, inunction, fulsomeness

  3. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salvenoun

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

    Synonyms:
    smarm, cream, salve, ointment, balm, emollient, unctuousness, oleaginousness, unguent, smarminess, oiliness, inunction, fulsomeness

  4. unction, inunctionnoun

    anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual

    Synonyms:
    ointment, fulsomeness, salve, balm, unctuousness, oleaginousness, unguent, smarminess, oiliness, inunction, smarm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Rare.] unguent, ointment

  2. unctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    fervor, emotion, devotional feeling

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    anointing, unguent, ointment, fervor, emotion, fervency, enthusiasm

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#18381balm
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How to use unction in a sentence?

  1. Hazlitt:

    The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves. They fancy themselves superior to every one else, and, not being sure of making good their secret pretensions, decline entering the lists altogether. Thus they ?lay the flattering unction to their souls? that they could have said better things than others, or that the conversation was beneath them.

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