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English adjective: oleaginous

1. oleaginous 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, oily, smarmy, soapy, unctuous



2. oleaginous containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

SamplesGreasy hamburgers.
Oily fried potatoes.
Oleaginous seeds.

Synonymsgreasy, oily, sebaceous

Similarfat, fatty

Antonymsfat-free, fatless, nonfat

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