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Origin of unctuous
OTHER WORDS FROM unctuousunc·tu·ous·ly, adverbunc·tu·ous·ness, unc·tu·os·i·ty [uhngk-choo-os-i-tee], /ˌʌŋk tʃuˈɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for unctuous
Know the risksWhile this unctuous fluid has plenty of things in its favor, there is a dark side to it.Bone broth will sustain you at home and in the wild. Here’s how to make it.|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|October 5, 2020|Popular Science
Their righteous outbursts represent an ancient and unctuous form of Kabuki theater.Forget the Wife Beating—Are You Ready for Some Football?|Steve Almond|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was an emotional speech, but a delightfully graceful, rather than unctuous and overblown, one.The Changing Color of the Oscars: '12 Years A Slave' Makes History|Tim Teeman|March 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The memories of a hundred business trips came roaring back as I recalled the unctuous Cinnabon aroma that wafts through airports.The Appeal of Cinnabon Vodka and the Rise of Flavored Vodkas|Daniel Gross|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nobody liked him much to begin with, and all this slap-fighting has made him look even more unctuous and ineffectual.Hunger Games: Mitt Romney Needs to Tap His Inner Katniss Everdeen|Michelle Cottle|March 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He delivered his repeated phrases with an unctuous indulgent roll that made Gwynne long to grind his teeth.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Very little of that unctuous spasmodic shouting, which used to characterise Wesleyanism, is heard in Lune-street Chapel.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
I am weary of retired colonels with port-stained faces, and vinegary old maids, and unctuous canons.
Her father's voice was unctuous with welcome as he hastened to meet the ponderous bulk that loomed through the dusk.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
A man whom he liked and respected was about to fire the first shot on behalf of unctuous rectitude and the conventions.The Terms of Surrender|Louis Tracy