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1. unctuous

adjective. ['ˈʌŋtʃwəs'] unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.

Synonyms

  • smarmy
  • fulsome
  • buttery
  • insincere
  • oleaginous
  • soapy

Antonyms

  • nonfat
  • clean
  • uncoated
  • insincerity

Etymology

  • unctuōsus (Latin)
  • unguere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Unctuous

  • assiduous
  • fatuous
  • impetuous
  • incestuous
  • inconspicuous
  • presumptuous
  • promiscuous
  • sensuous
  • sinuous
  • sumptuous
  • tenuous
  • tortuous
  • unambiguous
  • voluptuous

Example sentences of the word unctuous


1. Adjective
Use the resting time to make a quick gravy with the unctuous drippings in the roasting pan.

Quotes containing the word unctuous


1. Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.
- Christopher Hitchens

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