greasiness


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greas·y

 (grē′sē, -zē)
adj. greas·i·er, greas·i·est
1. Coated or soiled with grease.
2. Containing grease, especially too much grease: a greasy hamburger.
3. Suggestive of grease in slickness or slipperiness: a greasy character.

greas′i·ly adv.
greas′i·ness n.
Our Living Language One of our most notable regional distinctions is the "greasy-greazy" line. It is famous among scholars of American dialects for marking a clear division between major dialect regions of the United States. In the North and West, greasy is pronounced with an (s) sound; in the Midland dialect region and the South, it is pronounced with a (z). According to the Dictionary of American Regional English, the "greazy" region extends from the Deep South to southern parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois and all of Missouri, Texas, and New Mexico. The verb grease also follows this pattern, although not the noun grease, which is pronounced with an (s) sound everywhere. A few Southerners also use (z) in blouse. The (z) pronunciation is so stable and so characteristic of Southern dialects that dialect scholars use it to trace the migration of Southern speakers into other dialect areas, such as Colorado, Oregon, and California.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greasiness - consisting of or covered with oil
fatness, avoirdupois, blubber, fat - excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
Translations
دُهْنِيَّه
mastnost
det
e-î sem er feitt/fitugt
mastnosť
kayganlıkyağlılık

greasiness

[ˈgriːsɪnɪs] N [of substance, hands, clothes] → lo grasiento, lo grasoso (esp LAm); [of hair, skin] → lo graso, lo grasoso (esp LAm); [of food] → lo grasiento; [of road] → lo resbaladizo

greasiness

n
(= oiliness)Fettigkeit f
(= dirtiness: of hands, clothes etc) → Schmierigkeit f; (= slipperiness)Glätte f
(pej: = smarminess) → Schmierigkeit f (pej inf)

greasiness

[ˈgriːsɪnɪs] n (gen) → untuosità; (of road, surface) → scivolosità

grease

(griːs) noun
1. soft, thick, animal fat.
2. any thick, oily substance. She put grease on the squeaking hinge.
verb
to put grease on, over or in. The mechanic greased the car's axle.
ˈgreasy adjective
1. of or like grease. greasy food.
2. covered in grease. greasy hands.
3. slippery, as if covered in grease. greasy roads.
ˈgreasiness noun
References in classic literature ?
With all these personal advantages (to which may be added a strong savour of tobacco-smoke, and a prevailing greasiness of appearance) Mr Swiveller leant back in his chair with his eyes fixed on the ceiling, and occasionally pitching his voice to the needful key, obliged the company with a few bars of an intensely dismal air, and then, in the middle of a note, relapsed into his former silence.
In fact, this oiliness, or greasiness, as I was later to learn, was probably the most salient expression of his personality.
NIVEAAa Care's breakthrough formula offers deep nourishment without leaving behind any greasiness, providing a completely new skin feeling.
The greasiness of the fatberg reflects the increasingly fatty diet of Londoners.
It provides deep hydration with greasiness, helps with acne inflammation and other skin irritations while relaxing mind and body.
It has no side effects, and combats the feeling of greasiness that many people dread, making Kaminomoto a favourable product to use at any time of the day.
In the morning, Phyto Strong Sculpting Gel helps provide style to hair without the greasiness.
Najla Naif Daar Alyafei, a 26-year-old GCC national working as a graphic designer, artist and director in Dubai, has curly hair that is prone to sweat and greasiness after wearing the hijab all day, while the dry weather makes it frizzy.
Fried so they were satisfyingly decadent and moreish without straying into greasiness, their slightly spiced pork and prawn filling was made deliciously light with coriander.
Crispy and light - they held no greasiness whatsoever and were sweetened with cinnamon sugar and served with a chocolate dipping sauce.
Slightly woody, relatively tasteless and with a tiny hint of an aftertaste to boot, the decidedly average chips with an odd mixture of textures and varying degrees of greasiness and dryness made me wish I could have had a movie-style reboot.