unctuous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ungk'ch-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, esp. in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug.
  2. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy.
  3. having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals.
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