Definición de unctuous en inglés:

unctuous

Saltos de línea: unc¦tu|ous
Pronunciación: /ˈʌŋ(k)tjʊəs
 
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adjetivo

1Excessively flattering or ingratiating; oily: he seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Another commentator derided the presenter's ‘mixture of solicitous concern, unctuous charm and glib moralising.’
  • He is as unctuous as they come and as slippery and lethal as a herd of rattlers in a barrel of oil.
  • I wouldn't waste two seconds listening to that unctuous socialite.
Sinónimos
sycophantic, ingratiating, obsequious, fawning, servile, self-abasing, grovelling, subservient, wheedling, cajoling, crawling, cringing, Uriah Heepish, humble, toadying, hypocritical, insincere, flattering, adulatory, honey-tongued, silver-tongued, gushing, effusive, suave, urbane, glib, smooth, smooth-tongued, smooth-spoken, smooth-talking, slick, slippery, saccharine; oily, oleaginous, greasy; cloying, nauseating, sickening
North American informal brown-nosing, apple-polishing
British vulgar slang arse-licking, bum-sucking
North American vulgar slang ass-kissing, kiss-ass
2(Chiefly of minerals) having a greasy or soapy feel.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Still, the lure of any luxury item - whether it be Beluga caviar, Dom Perignon champagne or an unctuous blob of sea-urchin roe - springs partly from its cost.

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'greasy'): from medieval Latin unctuosus, from Latin unctus 'anointing', from unguere 'anoint'.

Derivativos

unctuously

adverbio
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘Neither pots nor pans, nor dish nor spoon should be spared,’ he announced unctuously.
  • He and his foreign minister have unctuously said that ‘force is always the last resort.’
  • As one settles in amid the eminently tasteful pine green and deep brown colour scheme, one is instantaneously attended to by the most unctuously helpful staff.

unctuousness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is every thing that one could hope for in a dessert wine, complex flavours (a veritable fruit bowl of exotic fruits), unctuousness, sweetness without being cloying thanks to a hint of noble rot.
  • An assembly of fresh wild mushrooms was heavily scented with dried ceps, the cheese had been employed with restraint, adding unctuousness to the sauce, and interesting secondary flavour.
  • Maybe not, but what gratifying editorial unctuousness… Will I blurb a book because its editor implores me charmingly?

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