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Synonyms of unction

Noun


1. unction, smarm, fulsomeness, compliment

usage: excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm

2. fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness, unction, hypocrisy

usage: smug self-serving earnestness

3. ointment, unction, unguent, balm, salve, remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic

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

4. unction, inunction, anointing, anointment, religious ceremony, religious ritual

usage: anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual

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