from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. resembling soap
  • adj. resembling a soap opera
  • adj. full of soap
  • adj. covered in soap

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling soap; having the qualities of, or feeling like, soap; soft and smooth.
  • adj. Smeared with soap; covered with soap.

from The 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.

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

  • adj. resembling or having the qualities of soap
  • adj. unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech


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  • Only if it's dairy free.

    Or Titus Andronicussword.

    April 14, 2009

  • So it's too late to vote for Titus Andronicustard?

    April 14, 2009

  • Kudos to sionnach for his scrupulous adherence to the -cky rule (as seen in "picnicking" and "panicky"), even in silly contexts like this one. :-D

    April 14, 2009

  • Too late! I bracketed it for you! Nyah!

    April 13, 2009

  • Sorry, c_b. You had me puzzled, as I figured you would know the play. I suppose if garlicky can be an adjective, then so could T.A.cky. oh, wait! That already is one...

    Hope you had a lovely weekend

    April 13, 2009

  • Yes, I'm familiar with the play. I was simultaneously expressing comic incredulity at the remark, and wondering why you didn't bracket your coinage of a new adjective.

    April 13, 2009

  • When the Emperor asks for Chiron and Demetrius, Titus reveals that they were in the pie Tamora has just been enjoying, and then kills Tamora.

    April 13, 2009

  • ... Titus Andronicky??

    April 13, 2009

  • Poor Rosemary. She always was a saponaceous ol' git. But baking her in a pie? Seems a bit Titus Andronicky.

    April 12, 2009

  • a flavor obtanined by overdose of rosemary in cooking

    April 11, 2009