1. unctuous

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


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


  • nonfat
  • clean
  • uncoated
  • insincerity


  • unctuōsus (Latin)
  • unguere (Latin)

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Rhymes with Unctuous

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

How do you pronounce unctuous?

Pronounce unctuous as ˈəŋʧwəs.

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Sentences with unctuous

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

Quotes about 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