Unctuously
Unctuous Unc"tu*ous (?; 135), a. [F. onctueux, LL. unctuosus, fr. L. unctus anointment, fr. ungere, unctum, to anoint. See {Unguent}.] 1. Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy. ``The unctuous cheese.'' --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals. [1913 Webster]

3. Bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid. [1913 Webster] -- {Unc"tu*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Unc"tu*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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