oily

[oi-lee]
adjective, oilier, oiliest.
1.
smeared or covered with oil; greasy: an oily road surface.
2.
of the nature of, consisting of, or resembling oil.
3.
of or pertaining to oil.
4.
full of or containing oil.
5.
smooth or unctuous, as in manner or speech: an oily hypocrite.
adverb
6.
in an oily manner.

Origin:
1520–30; oil + -y1

oiliness, noun
nonoily, adjective
unoily, adjective


5. fawning, smarmy, bootlicking.
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oily (ˈɔɪlɪ)
 
adj , oilier, oiliest
1.  soaked in or smeared with oil or grease
2.  consisting of, containing, or resembling oil
3.  flatteringly servile or obsequious
 
'oilily
 
adv
 
'oiliness
 
n

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oily
1520s, from oil + -y (2). Figurative meaning smooth, unctuous is from 1590s.
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Example sentences
If the temperature is too low, doughnuts will absorb more oil and taste soggy and oily.
Oily sheens, some hundreds of yards across, glow dully on the water.
His clothes were apt to look oily and smell of eating-houses.
His head was too big for his lanky body, and his skin was oily.
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