adjective, oil·i·er, oil·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oilyoil·i·ness, nounnon·oil·y, adjectiveun·oil·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for oily
His manner was cordial to the point of oiliness, yet cold and insincere.I Walked in Arden|Jack Crawford
"That tail," spoke Mr. Marrapit, a sinister hardness now behind the oiliness.Once Aboard The Lugger|Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
In attempting smoothness he fell into oiliness; where he aimed at polished brilliance, the result was blazing varnish.Quisant|Anthony Hope
Very refreshing in warm weather and an excellent remedy for oiliness of the skin.The Golden Age Cook Book|Henrietta Latham Dwight
And as he gradually began to lose fat, and to dwell upon gunnery, we found his oiliness most useful to prevent corrosion.The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore