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English adjective: oily

1. oily containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

SamplesGreasy hamburgers.
Oily fried potatoes.
Oleaginous seeds.

Synonymsgreasy, oleaginous, sebaceous

Similarfat, fatty

Antonymsfat-free, fatless, nonfat

2. oily unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

SamplesButtery praise.
Gave him a fulsome introduction.
An oily sycophantic press agent.
Oleaginous hypocrisy.
Smarmy self-importance.
The unctuous Uriah Heep.
Soapy compliments.

Synonymsbuttery, fulsome, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous



3. oily coated or covered with oil

SamplesOily puddles in the streets.



4. oily smeared or soiled with grease or oil

SamplesGreasy coveralls.
Get rid of rubbish and oily rags.


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


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