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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oily  \Oil"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Oilier};  superl.  {Oiliest}.] 
  1.  Consisting  of  oil;  containing  oil;  having  the  nature  or 
  qualities  of  oil;  unctuous;  oleaginous;  as  oily  matter  or 
  substance.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Covered  with  oil;  greasy;  hence  resembling  oil;  as  an 
  oily  appearance. 
 
  3.  Smoothly  subservient;  supple;  compliant;  plausible; 
  insinuating.  ``This  oily  rascal.''  --Shak. 
 
  His  oily  compliance  in  all  alterations.  --Fuller. 
 
  {Oily  grain}  (Bot.),  the  sesame. 
 
  {Oily  palm},  the  oil  palm. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  oily 
  adj  1:  containing  an  unusual  amount  of  grease  or  oil;  "greasy 
  hamburgers";  "oily  fried  potatoes";  "oleaginous  seeds" 
  [syn:  {greasy},  {sebaceous},  {oleaginous}] 
  2:  unpleasantly  and  excessively  suave  or  ingratiating  in  manner 
  or  speech;  "buttery  praise";  "gave  him  a  fulsome 
  introduction";  "an  oily  sycophantic  press  agent"; 
  "oleaginous  hypocrisy";  "smarmy  self-importance";  "the 
  unctuous  Uriah  Heep"  [syn:  {buttery},  {fulsome},  {oleaginous}, 
  {smarmy},  {unctuous}] 
  3:  coated  or  covered  with  oil;  "oily  puddles  in  the  streets" 
  4:  smeared  or  soiled  with  grease  or  oil;  "greasy  coveralls"; 
  "get  rid  of  rubbish  and  oily  rags"  [syn:  {greasy}] 




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