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unctuous

unc·tu·ous

unctuous

 
 
pronunciation:
uhngk chu s
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: excessively or falsely earnest or amiable.
The unctuous bank manager was all smiles and compliments, but it was clear that he would be of little help in getting us a loan.
similar words:
oil, oily
definition 2: like an oil or ointment in quality, character, or the like; greasy, oily, or slick.
similar words:
lubricious
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derivations: unctuously (adv.), unctuosity (n.), unctuousness (n.)