oiliness


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oil·y

 (oi′lē)
adj. oil·i·er, oil·i·est
1.
a. Of or relating to oil.
b. Impregnated, smeared with, or containing oil; greasy.
2. Excessively suave or ingratiating. See Synonyms at unctuous.

oil′i·ly adv.
oil′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oiliness - consisting of or covered with oil
fatness, avoirdupois, blubber, fat - excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
2.oiliness - smug self-serving earnestnessoiliness - smug self-serving earnestness  
hypocrisy - insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
Translations

oiliness

[ˈɔɪlɪnɪs] N
1. (= greasiness) [of food] → lo aceitoso, lo grasiento; [of skin, hair] → lo grasiento, lo graso; [of substance] → oleaginosidad f
2. (pej) [of manners, tone] → zalamería f, lo empalagoso

oiliness

n
ölige Beschaffenheit; (of food)Fettigkeit f
(fig: of person) → aalglattes Wesen

oiliness

[ˈɔɪlɪnɪs] n (of liquid, consistency) → oleosità; (of hands, skin, also) (fig) (pej) → untuosità
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