English adjective: oily
|1.||oily containing an unusual amount of grease or oil|
Oily fried potatoes.
|Synonyms||greasy, oleaginous, sebaceous|
|Antonyms||fat-free, fatless, nonfat|
|2.||oily unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech|
Gave him a fulsome introduction.
An oily sycophantic press agent.
The unctuous Uriah Heep.
|Synonyms||buttery, fulsome, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous|
|3.||oily coated or covered with oil|
|Samples||Oily puddles in the streets.|
|4.||oily smeared or soiled with grease or oil|
Get rid of rubbish and oily rags.
|Similar||dirty, soiled, unclean|