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adjective as in unctuous

adjective as in fatty

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Example Sentences

“You are a great man,” Arafat said, turning on his insincere, oleaginous charm.

It also gives it an oleaginous mouthfeel that I don't like in soup.

She will almost never be praised in public except by oleaginous flatterers desperate for social advantage.

I really like that, as it was quite a change from the somewhat oleaginous British academic leadership.

Kissinger, at his oleaginous best, tries to reassure Nixon that, whatever the press says, the bombing achieved its intention.

They are oleaginous, and nutritious; and are used as a substitute for almonds.

A volatile oleaginous substance obtained by distillation from draco-cephalum Moldavicum.

Because friction generates caloric, which volatises the oleaginous particles of the stearine matter.

In this caldron a seething sea of oleaginous liquid conceals an infinite variety of animal and vegetable substances.

The fruit of this plant (hemp seed) is demulcent and oleaginous.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oleaginous, such as: buttery, fulsome, insincere, oily, sleek, and smarmy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.