American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Consisting of or containing soap: soapy water.
- adj. Covered with soap: soapy hands.
- adj. Resembling soap: a soapy consistency.
- adj. Slang Unctuous; oily: soapy compliments.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of or containing soap; resembling soap; having some of the properties of soap; saponaceous.
- Smeared with soap: as, soapy hands.
- Belonging to or characteristic of soap: as, a soapy taste; a soapy feeling.
- Smooth-tongued; unctuous; plausible: flattering.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Resembling soap; having the qualities of, or feeling like, soap; soft and smooth.
- adj. Smeared with soap; covered with soap.
- adj. resembling or having the qualities of soap
- adj. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
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“Also that if a second crop was taken from the same ground without fertilizing it, the melons would be small and what we called soapy; that is, soft and smooth, utterly uncrisp, and without a trace of the lively freshness and sweetness of those raised on virgin soil.”
“Ms. MICKY ALLISON: When the kids finished with them at school, she would bring them home and we would wash them, in soapy water, and we put an orange arm band around it and�then it progressed into the orange boxes.”
“The leads are very attractive and talented, which really helps when the film gets bogged down in soapy theatrics in its second half.”
“Yes, it soaked in soapy water for two weeks, every day I chipped away at them a little more.”
“By immersing it in soapy water, the junk gets dislodged and goes down the drain and out of your life.”
“Non-porous items such as plates may simply need to be washed in soapy water.”
“I just use the Carl Franz system: soak the laundry in soapy water in a tightly-covered bucket while you're driving.”
“Why does the bastard thing always wait until I'm covered in soapy foam and have just put conditioner on my hair?”
“I’ve soaked it in soapy water and scrubbed it; any other suggestions?”
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