Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a greasy manner; with or as with grease.
  • Grossly; indecently.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a greasy manner.
  • adverb obsolete In a gross or indelicate manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a greasy manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a greasy manner

Etymologies

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greasy +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The floor was the color of raw liver and shone greasily as though coated with Vaseline.

    Bird Cloud

  • It was a gray scene, greasy gray, and the rain drizzled greasily on the pavement stones.

    Chapter 4

  • The floor was the color of raw liver and shone greasily as though coated with Vaseline.

    Bird Cloud

  • The floor was the color of raw liver and shone greasily as though coated with Vaseline.

    Bird Cloud

  • The ex-goalie expressed disquiet about England's recent attempts to play possession football What do you mean, you didn't notice? and suggested it was high time the national side stopped going all continental and got back to something more greasily British.

    For Steve Claridge, setting the team upright is a vertical challenge

  • He smirked greasily up into the face of Wolf Larsen, who seemed not to see him.

    Chapter 12

  • When it was over, and Mugridge was back in the galley, he became greasily radiant, and went about his work, humming coster songs in a nerve-racking and discordant falsetto.

    Chapter 6

  • The floor was the color of raw liver and shone greasily as though coated with Vaseline.

    Bird Cloud

  • Texas traditions, greasily shook hands with Wemple and Davies as well, saying "Howdy," as only the Texan born can say it.

    WHOSE BUSINESS IS TO LIVE

  • Plastic flowers bunched in my carrier bag, eyebrows unplucked, hair greasily grasping the wind.

    Temporary Passport

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