Unctuosity Unc`tu*os"i*ty (?; 135), n. [Cf. F. onctuosit['e].] Quality or state of being unctuous. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • unctuosity — noun The state or characteristic of being unctuous. Then followed the thunder of the captains and the shouting, and so we came on to the banquet, from whence there puffed out such an incense of unctuosity into the nostrils of our Gods of Church… …   Wiktionary

  • unctuosity — See unctuously. * * * …   Universalium

  • unctuosity — n. quality of being unctuous; sleekness, smoothness, slickness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unctuosity — n. (Rare.) See unctuousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unctuosity — unc·tu·os·i·ty …   English syllables

  • unctuosity — ˌəŋ(k)chəˈwäsəd.ē, sətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English unctuosite, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French unctuosité, from Medieval Latin unctuositat , unctuositas, from unctuosus unctuous + Latin itat , itas ity : the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unctuousness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Unctuousness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 unctuousness unctuousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 unctuosity unctuosity lubricity Sgm: N 1 ointment ointment &c.(oil) 356 Sgm: N 1 anointment anointment Sgm: N …   English dictionary for students

  • Inunctuosity — In*unc tu*os i*ty (?; 135), n. The lack of unctuosity; freedom from greasiness or oiliness; as, the inunctuosity of porcelain clay. Kirwan. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unctuous — unctuously, adv. unctuousness, unctuosity /ungk chooh os i tee/, n. /ungk chooh euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, esp. in an affected manner; excessively smooth, suave, or smug. 2. of the nature of or… …   Universalium

  • fulsomeness — noun The state or quality of being fulsome or showing overdone and insincere flattery. Syn: unctuousness, unctuosity, oleaginousness …   Wiktionary

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