Synonyms of oily


1. greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous, fatty (vs. nonfat), fat

usage: containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"

2. buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous, insincere (vs. sincere)

usage: 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"

3. oily, coated (vs. uncoated)

usage: coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets"

4. greasy, oily, dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean

usage: smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls"; "get rid of rubbish and oily rags"

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Definition and meaning of oily (Dictionary)