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o·le·ag·i·nous

 (ō′lē-ăj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to oil.
2. Falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous: oleaginous flattery.

[From Middle English oliaginose and from French oléagineux (from Old French), both from Latin oleāginus, of the olive tree, from olea, olive tree, alteration (influenced by oleum, olive oil) of olīva; see olive.]

o′le·ag′i·nous·ly adv.

oleaginous

(ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs)
adj
1. (Chemistry) resembling or having the properties of oil
2. (Chemistry) containing or producing oil
3. (Chemistry) overly complimentary; obsequious
[C17: from Latin oleāginus, from olea olive; see also oil]

o•le•ag•i•nous

(ˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs)

adj.
1. having the nature or qualities of oil.
2. containing oil.
3. producing oil.
4. unctuous; fawning; smarmy.
[1625–35; < Latin oleāginus of the olive, derivative of olea olive]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oleaginous - 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"
2.oleaginous - 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"

oleaginous

adjective
1. Having the qualities of fat:
2. Affectedly and self-servingly earnest:
Translations
lipeväöljyinen
oleisty

oleaginous

[əʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs] ADJoleaginoso

oleaginous

adj (form) consistencyölig; (= containing oil)ölhaltig; (fig) personölig

oleaginous

[ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs] adjoleaginoso/a, oleoso/a

o·le·ag·i·nous

a. oleaginoso-a, aceitoso-a, derivado del aceite o rel. al mismo.
References in classic literature ?
Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as "unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous." And the good prelate was ever afterward known as Soapy Sam.
As the oleaginous matter exudes, it falls in drops through the apertures into a wide-mouthed calabash placed underneath.
Her son (of whom I feel truly ashamed to be obliged to speak again so soon) made an effort to extricate his mother--involved himself in a series of pecuniary disasters, which commercial people call, I believe, transactions--struggled for a little while to get out of them in the character of an independent gentleman--failed--and then spiritlessly availed himself of the oleaginous refuge of the soap and candle trade.
"Dirty-looking beggars," said I over my shoulder: "dark as dark; blue chins, oleaginous curls, and ear-rings; ragged as they make them, but nothing picturesque in their rags."
The exports of coffee, tea, mate drink and spices increased by 4.49 percent, from $8.258 million to $8.629 million whereas the exports of oil seeds and oleaginous fruits also increased by 48.74 percent, from $3.465 million to $5.154 million.
The imports of coffee, tea, mate drink and spices decreased by 11.69 percent, from $718.257 million to $634.238 million whereas the imports of oil seeds and oleaginous fruits also decreased by 7.74 percent, from $1335.165 million to $1231.826 million.
" Just watched 'PM Narendra Modi', it's more of an oleaginous love letter than a biopic!" a Twitter user, Ashish Srivastava wrote.
Yet the words of Amlo, as the president is acronymically known, resonate with his nation's rich history as fertile soil for popular rebellions broadly geared towards the very goals he has articulated with greater sincerity, one is inclined to hope, than any of his oleaginous predecessors.
Fatter now, plusher, older, oleaginous, but the same brazen face.
Meanwhile, in Texas, substance triumphed over style: Ted Cruz, whose campaign manner is about as appealing as Uriah Heep on a particularly oleaginous day, managed to turn back the media and out-of-state money-fueled charm offensive of Beto O'Rourke.
With 80 Tory MPs vowing not to back her Chequers plan to negotiate with the EU, with Brexiteers one minute braying about bringing her down and the next oleaginous Jacob Rees-Mogg taking an oath of personal loyalty (ha!), you'd think the persistent, dull headache of being Prime Minister might finally overwhelm May.