oleaginous definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning oil.
    • Falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous: oleaginous flattery. See Synonyms at unctuous.
    • Oily, oily.
    • Falsely or affectedly earnest; persuasively suave.
    • getting the nature or characteristics of oil; oily; unctuous.
    • unpleasantly and exceedingly suave or ingratiating in fashion or address
    • containing a unique quantity of grease or oil
  • others:
    • Having the qualities of oil; greasy; unctuous.
    • Figuratively, effusively and affectedly courteous or fawning; sanctimonious; oily.

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