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unctuous

Pronunciation: /ˈʌŋktʃuəs; ˈʌŋktjʊəs/

Translation of unctuous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [person] empalagoso
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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