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Definitions of oily

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Oiliness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Containing, or like, oil; greasy; smooth in speech or manner. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Oilily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Consisting of, containing, or having the qualities of oil: greasy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Like oil; unctuous; smooth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Pertaining to, containing, or smeared with oil; smooth, as in speech. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Olliness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Consisting of, containing, or like oil; greasy; flattering. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Containing or resembling oil; greasy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Oleaginous-o. Grain, Sesamum orientale. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  18. Of, like, covered or soaked with, oil; (of manner &c.) fawning, insinuating, unctuous. Hence oilily adv., oiliness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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