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Dictionary entry overview: What does unctuous mean?
• UNCTUOUS (adjective)
The adjective UNCTUOUS has 1 sense:
1. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
Familiarity information: UNCTUOUS used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||unctuous [BACK TO TOP]|
Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
buttery praise / gave him a fulsome introduction / an oily sycophantic press agent / oleaginous hypocrisy / smarmy self-importance / the unctuous Uriah Heep / soapy compliments
insincere (lacking sincerity)
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