from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete variant of unctuousness.


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  • That is, his policy and view on Iraq is deeply unpopular, his 'stab in the back' on Clinton was unpopular, his 'rage gurney' comment was unpopular, his smarm, his sleaze, his way of doing business, his moral unctiousness, all of it is deeply unpopular.

    Midterm Roundup

  • Verse after verse belched forth from the now more or less raucous throats of the blasphemous mob, until, with unholy unctiousness, reaching the last verse but one, they screamed laughingly, vilely:

    The Mark of the Beast

  • In this case, the sweet unctiousness cut a bit by fresh cilantro and cucumber.

    Gastronomical Three


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