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unctuosity Line breaks: unc¦tu|os¦ity
Pronunciation: /ʌŋktjʊˈɒsɪti/

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Definition of unctuosity in English:


[mass noun]
1The quality of being excessively flattering or ingratiating.
2The quality of being greasy or oily.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin unctuositas, formed as unctuous: see -ity.

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