Synonyms for unctuous:
Other synonyms and related words:
counterfeit, sleek, impious, dishonest, phony, two-faced, janus-faced, double, hypocritical, fulsome, pretended, complimentary, jive, gushing, lip, ingratiating, backhanded, smarmy, mealymouthed, oleaginous, feigned, left-handed, sebaceous, phony-baloney, gushy, sugary, glib, adulatory, artificial, hagiographic, Double dealing, mealy, double-faced, insincere, Pecksniffian, fake.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for unctuous:
- Herbivorous animals, put upon a carnivorous diet, would not generally endure it, of course; but some of them rather incline to unctuous beverages, and even to cooked or raw meat. - "On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment", HonorÃ© Bourguignon.
- The duke's unctuous smile was not wholly pleasant to see. - "The Title Market", Emily Post.
- The air was vibrant in the unctuous swell of sound. - "Old Ebenezer", Opie Read.