1. smug self-serving earnestness
Derivationally related forms: ↑unctuous (for: ↑unctuousness), ↑smarmy (for: ↑smarminess), ↑oleaginous (for: ↑oleaginousness), ↑oily, ↑fulsome (for: ↑fulsomeness)
Hypernyms: ↑hypocrisy
2. consisting of or covered with oil
Syn: ↑greasiness, ↑oleaginousness
Derivationally related forms: ↑oleaginous (for: ↑oleaginousness), ↑oily, ↑greasy (for: ↑greasiness)
Hypernyms: ↑fatness, ↑fat, ↑blubber, ↑avoirdupois

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