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oily

oil·y

oily

 
pronunciation:
oI li
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: oilier, oiliest
definition 1: of, concerning, or like oil.
synonyms:
greasy, lubricious, oleaginous, pinguid
similar words:
adipose, oil, slippery
definition 2: containing a great amount of oil, or smeared with oil; greasy.
oily foodan oily road surface
synonyms:
greased, greasy, lubricated, lubricious, pinguid
definition 3: obnoxiously or insincerely polite, friendly, or ingratiating.
an oily salesperson
synonyms:
smooth, unctuous
similar words:
facile, glib, ingratiating, lubricious
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derivation: oiliness (n.)
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