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Meaning & Definition of Oily in English

English

Oily

/ɔɪli/

adjective

1. Containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

  • "Greasy hamburgers"
  • "Oily fried potatoes"
  • "Oleaginous seeds"
    synonym:
  • greasy
  • ,
  • oily
  • ,
  • sebaceous
  • ,
  • oleaginous

2. Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

  • "Buttery praise"
  • "Gave him a fulsome introduction"
  • "An oily sycophantic press agent"
  • "Oleaginous hypocrisy"
  • "Smarmy self-importance"
  • "The unctuous uriah heep"
  • "Soapy compliments"
    synonym:
  • buttery
  • ,
  • fulsome
  • ,
  • oily
  • ,
  • oleaginous
  • ,
  • smarmy
  • ,
  • soapy
  • ,
  • unctuous

3. Coated or covered with oil

  • "Oily puddles in the streets"
    synonym:
  • oily

4. Smeared or soiled with grease or oil

  • "Greasy coveralls"
  • "Get rid of rubbish and oily rags"
    synonym:
  • greasy
  • ,
  • oily

Examples of using

She has oily skin.