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.
The fried noodles were also a delight, cooked to a full-bodied texture and with just enough greasiness to satisfy my cravings.
Last March 20, Kiehl's introduced a fresh and light new way to protect your skin without all that greasiness, with a poolside event at Ascott Hotel, for an afternoon of soaking in the summer sun-- with great defense, of course!
Application and usage of the Olay Whips moisturizer range should be done as the last step of your skincare routine, with generous amount to ensure the correct dosage is absorbed by the skin - not to worry about greasiness and stickiness due to its light as air finish.
The company's researchers have applied their knowledge in lipochemistry to develop an ingredient that mimics the beneficial conditioning and protective properties of hair sebum without the greasiness.
People having oily hair should avoid using harsh shampoo and prefer a mild one instead to remove excess greasiness. A suggested essential oil Patchouli brings out amazing results for oily hair.
Upon application, it quickly gets absorbed into the scalp and boasts an oil-free texture, eliminating the feeling of greasiness that many people are not fond of.
The sauce was rich and the bacon ratio was good, with no greasiness and the spaghetti cooked his preferred way, al dente.
We need to understand that drinking eight glasses of water a day is not just another myth, but is a medically proven solution to curb many health ailments, including eliminating the excess greasiness in hair and providing much-needed moisture to the dry scalp.
They're often seen as a frivolous part of a routine, but I'd like to think of them as an extra layer of skincare goodness, without the added weight or greasiness. Here are my three favourites that are keeping my skin fresh through this summer: