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Result: America goes to bed intellectually refreshed, rather than dulled by celebrity unctuousness.

To such a mind there is no unctuousness, by which ideas may be fastened upon others without their assent.

He smiled as he spoke with the unctuousness of a villain administering poison in a bouquet of roses.

Its words drop fatness, its face oozes with unctuousness, its eyes swim with dews of mirth.

His predominating characteristic was an oily sleekness; the very voice of him was smooth with unctuousness.

The tutor breathed more freely, and, rid of the fear of being overheard, regained a little of his unctuousness.


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On this page you'll find 327 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unctuousness, such as: adulation, applause, approbation, blandishment, blarney, and cajolery.

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