an act of anointing, especially as a medical treatment or religious rite.
an unguent or ointment; salve.
something soothing or comforting.
an excessive, affected, sometimes cloying earnestness or fervor in manner, especially in speaking.
the oil used in religious rites, as in anointing the sick or dying.
the shedding of a divine or spiritual influence upon a person.
the influence shed.
the manifestation of spiritual or religious inspiration.
(mainly RC Church, Eastern Churches) the act of anointing with oil in sacramental ceremonies, in the conferring of holy orders
excessive suavity or affected charm
an ointment or unguent
anything soothing or comforting
unction unc·tion (ŭngk’shən)
The action of applying or rubbing with an ointment or oil.
(1 John 2:20,27; R.V., “anointing”). Kings, prophets, and priests were anointed, in token of receiving divine grace. All believers are, in a secondary sense, what Christ was in a primary sense, “the Lord’s anointed.”
noun, plural unctuaria [uhngk-choo-air-ee-uh] /ˌʌŋk tʃuˈɛər i ə/ (Show IPA) 1. alipterion.
adjective 1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, especially in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug. 2. of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy. 3. having an oily or soapy feel, as certain minerals. adjective 1. slippery or greasy 2. affecting an oily charm unctuous unc·tu·ous […]
adjective 1. having three dimensions; solid. 2. having the form of a cube; cubical. 3. pertaining to the measurement of volume: the cubic contents of a vessel. 4. pertaining to a unit of linear measure that is multiplied by itself twice to form a unit of measure for volume: cubic foot; cubic centimeter; cubic inch; […]
adjective 1. having the form of a cube. 2. of or relating to volume. adjective 1. of or related to volume: cubical expansion 2. shaped like a cube 3. of or involving the third power