AskDefine | Define unctuous

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unctuous adj : unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep" [syn: buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy]

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Adjective

  1. Oily, greasy.
  2. Profusely and unpleasantly polite and insincerely earnest.

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