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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.

oily

(ˈɔɪlɪ)
adj, oilier or oiliest
1. soaked in or smeared with oil or grease
2. consisting of, containing, or resembling oil
3. flatteringly servile or obsequious
ˈoilily adv
ˈoiliness n

oil•y

(ˈɔɪ li)

adj. oil•i•er, oil•i•est.
1. smeared or covered with oil; greasy.
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.
[1520–30]
oil′i•ly, adv.
oil′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oily - containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
fatty, fat - containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue"
2.oily - 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"; "soapy compliments"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
3.oily - coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets"
coated - having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination; "coated paper has a smooth polished coating especially suitable for halftone printing"; "sugar-coated pills"
4.oily - smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

oily

adjective
1. greasy, slick, slimy, fatty, slippery, oleaginous, smeary traces of an oily substance
2. sycophantic, smooth, flattering, slick, plausible, hypocritical, fawning, grovelling, glib, ingratiating, fulsome, deferential, servile, unctuous, obsequious, smarmy (Brit. informal), mealy-mouthed, toadying He asked in an oily voice what he could do for them today.

oily

adjective
1. Having the qualities of fat:
2. Affectedly and self-servingly earnest:
Translations
زَيْتيمُتَمَلِّق
olejnatýolejovýpodlézavý
slesk
öljyinen
kenetesolajos
olíu-, olíukenndursmeîjulegur
olejovýzamastený
oljnat
aşırı nazikyağ içindeyağlıyaltakçı

oily

[ˈɔɪlɪ]
A. ADJ (oilier (compar) (oiliest (superl)))
1. (= greasy) [food] → aceitoso, grasiento, grasoso (LAm); [hands, rag] → grasiento, lleno de aceite; [skin, hair] → graso, grasoso (LAm); [road, beach] → lleno de aceite; [substance, liquid] → oleaginoso
2. (= smarmy) [person, voice] → zalamero, empalagoso
B. CPD oily fish N (Culin) → pescado m azul

oily

[ˈɔɪli] adj
[rag] → graisseux/euse
[skin] → gras(se)
[food] → gras(se)oily fish npoisson m gras

oily

adj (+er)
ölig; hair, skin, foodfettig; clothes, fingersvoller Öl; oily fishFisch mmit hohem Ölgehalt

oily

[ˈɔɪlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (liquid, consistency) → oleoso/a; (hands) → unto/a (fig) (pej) → untuoso/a

oil

(oil) noun
a usually thick liquid that will not mix with water, obtained from plants, animals and minerals. olive oil; whale oil; vegetable oil; cooking oil; He put some oil on the hinges of the door; The car's engine is in need of oil.
verb
to put oil on or into. The machine will work better if it's oiled.
oils noun plural
oil paint. He paints in oils.
ˈoily adjective
1. of, like or covered with oil. an oily liquid; an oily rag.
2. trying to be too friendly or polite. The waiters in that restaurant are too oily.
ˈoilfield noun
a place where mineral oil is found. There are oilfields in the North Sea.
oil paint
paint made with oil. Some artists prefer to use oil paint(s).
oil painting
a picture painted with oil paints.
oil palm
a palm tree whose fruit and seeds yield oil.
ˈoil-rig noun
a structure used to drill oil-wells. The ship sailed past an enormous oil-rig.
ˈoil-tanker noun
a ship used for carrying oil. An oil-tanker has run aground near here.
ˈoil-well noun
a hole drilled into the earth or the sea-bed to obtain petroleum.
strike oil
to find oil under the ground. After drilling for several months, they finally struck oil; We've struck oil (= found what we have been looking for) in our search for a suitable house.

oily

a. grasoso-a, grasiento-a, oleaginoso-a, lubricante.

oily

adj graso, grasoso; — complexion cutis graso; — hair cabello graso; — skin piel grasa or grasosa
References in classic literature ?
Moreover, as that of Heidelburgh was always replenished with the most excellent of the wines of the Rhenish valleys, so the tun of the whale contains by far the most precious of all his oily vintages; namely, the highly-prized spermaceti, in its absolutely pure, limpid, and odoriferous state.
Sometimes a westerly oily wind blew, and at other times an easterly oily wind, and sometimes it blew a northerly oily wind, and maybe a southerly oily wind; but whether it came from the Arctic snows, or was raised in the waste of the desert sands, it came alike to us laden with the fragrance of paraffine oil.
She felt she would love to see somebody entangle their fingers in the oily beard of the fat foreigner who owned the establishment.
There was something fungoid in the oily brown skin, something in the clumsy deliberation of the tedi- ous movements unspeakably nasty.
Peace, my friends," says Chadband, rising and wiping the oily exudations from his reverend visage.
I crouched in the bottom of the dingey, stunned, and staring blankly at the vacant, oily sea.
Only a slight oily swell rose and fell like a gentle breathing, and showed that the eternal sea was still moving and living.
He was obliged to walk upon bog tufts and watch his feet to keep from the oily mire.
Silky, who was present, en amateur; but the matter could not be helped, as these were customers who acted and thought for themselves, and all the oily persuasion of shop-eloquence could not influence them.
Up and down I rode among the oily black hillocks; I was down when there was a sudden flare as though the sun had risen, and I saw still a few heads bobbing and a few arms waving frantically around me.
Sulphur is of an oily and fiery nature; in combination with salt by its fiery nature it arouses a desire in the latter by means of which it attracts mercury, seizes it, holds it, and in combination produces other bodies.
There was a responsive twittering and chirping--a low, oily laugh--a silence of a minute or so, and then I heard the opening of the house door.