unctuosity


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unc·tu·ous

 (ŭngk′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Excessively ingratiating or insincerely earnest: was annoyed by the unctuous waiter.
2.
a. Containing or composed of oil or fat.
b. Having the quality or characteristics of oil or ointment; slippery.
3. Abundant in organic materials; soft and rich: unctuous soil.

[Middle English, from Old French unctueus, from Medieval Latin ūnctuōsus, from Latin ūnctum, ointment, from neuter past participle of unguere, to anoint.]

unc′tu·ous·ly adv.
unc′tu·ous·ness, unc′tu·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
Synonyms: unctuous, fulsome, oily, smarmy
These adjectives mean insincerely, self-servingly, or smugly agreeable or earnest: asked a favor in an unctuous tone of voice; gave the dictator a fulsome introduction; oily praise; smarmy self-importance.
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"These zephyrs made with Bianbel which is a 100 per cent egg white replacement offer a healthier alternative with a spongey, soft texture and remarkable unctuosity."
Following Jiri Belohlavek's passing away, I asked myself whether the unctuosity, humility and burning entreaty his recording emanates may have resulted from his being seriously ill.
These too, in their own right, are also quite lovely, though they do not possess the unctuosity of the salted belly cut.