Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being unctuous, in any sense.

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  • noun The state or characteristic of being unctuous.

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  • noun smug self-serving earnestness

Etymologies

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unctuous” + “-ness

Examples

  • I make this with leftover oxtail because its unctuousness is well-suited for ravioli.

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  • I make this with leftover oxtail because its unctuousness is well-suited for ravioli.

    Recipes for Oxtail Braised in Sherry & Oxtail Ravioli in Leek-Mushroom Broth

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

  • Praising moderators is the lowest and most vile form of unctuousness on the planet.

    Moderators

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