Definition of unction
- the oil used in religious rites, as in anointing the sick or dying.
- the shedding of a divine or spiritual influence upon a person.
- the influence shed.
- extreme unction.
Origin of unction
OTHER WORDS FROM unctionunc·tion·less, adjective
Words nearby unction
How to use unction in a sentence
Rather late that evening we administered extreme unction to him, for otherwise he was sufficiently prepared for it.
Chet was reading his lines with much unction while striding up and down Lauras pretty little room.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
By spirituality and unction he redeemed a scarcely agreeable exterior.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The priest may be obliged to administer baptism, to hear confession, to give the Viaticum and Extreme Unction.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
The ‘test’ he generally adopted was that of ‘swimming,’ which James I. recommends with much unction in his ‘Demonologie.’Witch, Warlock, and Magician|William Henry Davenport Adams