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Unctuous vs. Unguent

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  • Unctuous (adjective)

    Oily or greasy.

  • Unctuous (adjective)

    Rich, lush, intense, with layers of concentrated, soft, velvety flavor.

  • Unctuous (adjective)

    Profusely polite, especially unpleasantly so and insincerely earnest.

  • Unguent (noun)

    Any cream containing medicinal ingredients applied to the skin for therapeutic purposes.

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  • Unctuous (adjective)

    Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy.

  • Unctuous (adjective)

    Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.

  • Unctuous (adjective)

    Bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid.

  • Unguent (noun)

    A lubricant or salve for sores, burns, or the like; an ointment.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Unctuous (adjective)

    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"

  • Unguent (noun)

    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

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