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Synonyms for unctuous
ˈʌŋk tʃu əsunc·tu·ous

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  1. unctuousadjective

    Synonyms:
    saponaceous, slimy, oleaginous

  2. unctuousadjective

    Synonyms:
    savorous

  3. unctuousadjective

    Synonyms:
    slimy, groveling, creepy, sycophantic, effusive, oleaginous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unctuous

    Synonyms:
    oily, smooth, fawning, flattering, fulsome, sycophantic, complimentary

    Antonyms:
    abrupt, unmannerly, uncomplimentary, sarcastic, cynical, blunt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    fulsome, saponaceous, greasy, soapy, smarmy, sebaceous, buttery, oleaginous, oily

    Antonyms:
    sincere

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unctuousadjective

    Synonyms:
    fat, fatty, greasy, oily, oleaginous, adipose, sebaceous

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. unctuous

    Synonyms:
    Oily, greasy

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How to use unctuous in a sentence?

  1. Mary McCarthy:

    The American, if he has a spark of national feeling, will be humiliated by the very prospect of a foreigner's visit to Congress -- these, for the most part, illiterate hacks whose fancy vests are spotted with gravy, and whose speeches, hypocritical, unctuous, and slovenly, are spotted also with the gravy of political patronage, these persons are a reflection on the democratic process rather than of it; they expose it in its process rather than of it; they expose it in its underwear.


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  • lipevä, liukas, öljyinen, täyteläinenFinnish
  • жирный, маслянистыйRussian
  • 油膩的Chinese

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