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synonyms for unctuousness

  • adulation
  • applause
  • approbation
  • blandishment
  • blarney
  • cajolery
  • commendation
  • encomium
  • eulogy
  • eyewash
  • flummery
  • fulsomeness
  • gallantry
  • hokum
  • ingratiation
  • jive
  • mush
  • obsequiousness
  • palaver
  • plaudits
  • puffery
  • snow
  • stroking
  • sycophancy
  • tribute
  • bootlicking
  • fawning
  • flattering
  • honeyed words
  • laud
  • pretty speech
  • snow job
  • soft words
  • soft-soap
  • sweet-talk
  • toadyism
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antonyms for unctuousness

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  • blame
  • criticism
  • belittlement
  • castigation
  • condemnation
  • denunciation
  • insult
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            How to use unctuousness in a sentence

            To such a mind there is no unctuousness, by which ideas may be fastened upon others without their assent.
            THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
            He smiled as he spoke with the unctuousness of a villain administering poison in a bouquet of roses.
            ERIK DORNBEN HECHT
            Its words drop fatness, its face oozes with unctuousness, its eyes swim with dews of mirth.
            THE KNICKERBOCKER, VOL. 57, NO. 1, JANUARY 1861VARIOUS
            His predominating characteristic was an oily sleekness; the very voice of him was smooth with unctuousness.
            NICANOR - TELLER OF TALESC. BRYSON TAYLOR
            The tutor breathed more freely, and, rid of the fear of being overheard, regained a little of his unctuousness.
            THE CASTLE INNSTANLEY JOHN WEYMAN
            Mr. Kemp, counsel for Sala, rolled them out with unctuousness then paused for the Judge to write them down.
            THE CONFESSIONS OF A CARICATURIST, VOL 2 (OF 2)HARRY FURNISS
            There was an unctuousness in his courtesy that irritated Philip, but perhaps Philip envied him his place in the gig.
            WENDERHOLMEPHILIP GILBERT HAMERTON
            "It's the name of a shell, my dear,—just the name of a shell," explained Rollins with some unctuousness.
            RAINY WEEKELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
            Hate and love, unctuousness or slime, which is particularly obnoxious in some religious people.
            WILLIAM BLAKECHARLES GARDNER
            Sometimes, as in the case of Oehlenschlger, advancing years produce in the talent a suspicion of corpulence, of unctuousness.
            MAIN CURRENTS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE, VOL. II (OF 6): THE ROMANTIC SCHOOL IN GERMANYGEORG BRANDES
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            WORDS RELATED TO UNCTUOUSNESS

            • adulation
            • applause
            • approbation
            • blandishment
            • blarney
            • bootlicking
            • cajolery
            • commendation
            • encomium
            • eulogy
            • eyewash
            • fawning
            • flattering
            • flummery
            • fulsomeness
            • gallantry
            • hokum
            • honeyed words
            • ingratiation
            • jive
            • laud
            • mush
            • obsequiousness
            • palaver
            • plaudits
            • pretty speech
            • puffery
            • snow
            • snow job
            • soft words
            • soft-soap
            • stroking
            • sweet-talk
            • sycophancy
            • toadyism
            • tribute
            • unctuousness
            Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.