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oleaginous meaning and definition

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OLEAGINOUS adjective

Definition of oleaginous (adjective)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: buttery, fulsome, oily, smarmy, soapy, unctuous
  2. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
    • "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
    • synonyms: greasy, oily, sebaceous
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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