oleaginousness

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

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noun (-es)
archaic : the quality or state of being oily

the oleaginousness of urinous spirits — Robert Boyle

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oleagˈinousness noun
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Main Entry:oleaginous

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  • Oleaginousness — O le*ag i*nous*ness, n. Oiliness. Boyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oleaginousness — noun see oleaginous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oleaginousness — See oleaginously. * * * …   Universalium

  • oleaginousness — noun The state or condition of being oleaginous; oiliness, unctuousness …   Wiktionary

  • oleaginousness — ole·ag·i·nous·ness …   English syllables

  • oleaginous — oleaginousness, n. /oh lee aj euh neuhs/, adj. 1. having the nature or qualities of oil. 2. containing oil. 3. producing oil. 4. unctuous; fawning; smarmy. [1625 35; < L oleaginus of the olive, deriv. of olea OLIVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • oiliness — noun 1. smug self serving earnestness • Syn: ↑fulsomeness, ↑oleaginousness, ↑smarminess, ↑unctuousness, ↑unction • Derivationally related forms: ↑unctuous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fulsomeness — noun 1. excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm • Syn: ↑unction, ↑smarm • Derivationally related forms: ↑fulsome, ↑smarmy (for: ↑smarm) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • greasiness — noun consisting of or covered with oil • Syn: ↑oiliness, ↑oleaginousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑oleaginous (for: ↑oleaginousness), ↑oily (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • smarminess — noun smug self serving earnestness • Syn: ↑fulsomeness, ↑oiliness, ↑oleaginousness, ↑unctuousness, ↑unction • Derivationally related forms: ↑unctuous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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