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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech.

Usage examples (30)
  • This kind of oleaginous 'repentence' is a growth industry for the '00s.
  • Funny, isn't it, how Coulter drops ridiculous constructions like "oleaginous", but doesn't seem to know the meaning of the word "specious".
  • To avoid abrasions most all Scandinavian operators use some kind of oleaginous substance.
  • Unctuous, oleaginous, smarmy -- why does he get reelected? for more
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