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Meaning of OILY

Pronunciation:  'oylee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"
  2. [adj]  containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
  3. [adj]  coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets"
  4. [adj]  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"

OILY is a 4 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: buttery, coated, dirty, fat, fatty, fulsome, greasy, insincere, oleaginous, sebaceous, smarmy, soiled, unclean, unctuous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Oil"y\, a. [Compar. {Oilier}; superl. {Oiliest}.]
1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or
   qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or
   substance. --Bacon.

2. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an
   oily appearance.

3. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible;
   insinuating. ``This oily rascal.'' --Shak.

         His oily compliance in all alterations. --Fuller.

{Oily grain} (Bot.), the sesame.

{Oily palm}, the oil palm.

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