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Unctuousness   Listen

Smug self-serving earnestness.  Synonyms: fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unction.

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"Unctuousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... pleasant a way of putting the thing harmonized with Janet's love of rule, and she agreed upon the condition she made with herself, by means of the eternal soliloquy, that she would put on the stew to be progressing towards unctuousness and tenderness before they went. Was that to be Janet's last act of her darling hussyskep? It would not be consistent with our art were we to tell you; but this much is certain, that Janet Dodds went down Cranstoun's Close along with ...
— Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XXIII. • Various

... trying to make a hero of me. Because I followed the inclinations of my heart and helped to save my children, there's no end of their praise and admiration. Did they take me for a raven? I am disgusted with so much unctuousness. ...
— Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess • Henry W. Fischer

Words linked to "Unctuousness" :   unctuous, hypocrisy, smarminess, oiliness, fulsomeness

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