Oily



[oi-lee] /ˈɔɪ li/

adjective, oilier, oiliest.
1.
smeared or covered with ; greasy:
an oily road surface.
2.
of the nature of, consisting of, or resembling .
3.
of or relating to .
4.
full of or containing .
5.
smooth or unctuous, as in manner or speech:
an oily hypocrite.
adverb
6.
in an oily manner.
/ˈɔɪlɪ/
adjective oilier, oiliest
1.
soaked in or smeared with oil or grease
2.
consisting of, containing, or resembling oil
3.
flatteringly servile or obsequious
adj.

1520s, from oil (n.) + -y (2). Figurative meaning “smooth, unctuous” is from 1590s. Related: Oiliness.

adjective

Cunning and ingratiating; sly and unctuous: his perfect-pitch portrayal of Artie, the oily producer of The Larry Sanders Show (1879+)

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