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1. unction

noun. anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual.

Synonyms

  • anointment
  • religious ritual
  • inunction
  • anointing

Antonyms

  • soften
  • stay
  • unhealthful
  • leanness

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2. unction

noun. excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm.

Synonyms

  • compliment
  • smarm

3. unction

noun. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.

Synonyms

  • ointment
  • cerate
  • baby oil
  • balm
  • zinc ointment
  • wool fat
  • cure
  • therapeutic
  • wool grease
  • mentholated salve
  • sacramental oil
  • lip balm
  • balsam
  • salve
  • carron oil
  • lanolin
  • mercurial ointment
  • chrisom
  • curative
  • arnica
  • holy oil
  • chrism
  • unguent

Antonyms

  • criticize

4. unction

noun. smug self-serving earnestness.

Synonyms

  • unctuousness
  • oleaginousness
  • fulsomeness
  • smarminess
  • hypocrisy

Example sentences of the word unction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Those who are sick or dying can be anointed with oil in the rite of unction.

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