Thursday, February 10, 2000
unctuous adjective [UNGK-choo-us] Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
Definitions for unctuous
- Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.
- Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
- Insincerely or excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; marked by a false or smug earnestness or agreeableness.
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Citations for unctuous
A warmed, crusty French roll arrives split, lightly smeared with unctuous chopped liver.
She recalled being offended by the "phoniness" that stemmed from the contradiction between her mother's charming, even unctuous public manner and her anger in private.