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unctuous

unctuous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word unctuous

Definition
(adj) unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
Synonyms : buttery , fulsome , oily , oleaginous , smarmy , soapy
Example Sentence
  • buttery praise
  • gave him a fulsome introduction
  • an oily sycophantic press agent
  • oleaginous hypocrisy
  • smarmy self-importance
  • the unctuous Uriah Heep
  • soapy compliments

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for unctuous

unctuous -> functuous -> party like ... in parties girls do a lot of oily makeup and try to appear and behave sauve but in my opinion they look and behave in a bland way.
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by khushi5

UN CUTE
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by bugmenot

(UNCLE CHIPS r UNCTUOUS)
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by rakei

untukodam...sticky, oily...!!!
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by sravan1411

My UNCLE is unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech TO US.
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by odostaples

Unctous and sanctimonous are similar in sound and they mean, hypocritical, insincere.
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by pushpa_edit

Word Root:Unctuosus means greasy
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by ksameer_coep

un+ctu+ous= un sit ous -> undress made sit ous for oil massage and flatter the angry customer.
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by sansecretcp

his unctuous behaviour makes me anxious
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by roozbeh33

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