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Definition of 'oily'


  1. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
       Synonyms: greasy sebaceous oleaginous
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: buttery fulsome oleaginous smarmy soapy unctuous
  3. coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets"
  4. smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"
       Synonyms: greasy

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