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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


Similarinsincere


Antonymssincere

3. oily coated or covered with oil


SamplesOily puddles in the streets.


Similarcoated


Antonymsuncoated

4. oily smeared or soiled with grease or oil


SamplesGreasy coveralls.
Get rid of rubbish and oily rags.


Synonymsgreasy


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


Antonymsclean









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