Synonyms for oily

Grammar : Adj
Spell : oi-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɔɪ li

Top 10 synonyms for oily Other synonyms for the word oily

Définition of oily

Origin :
  • 1520s, from oil (n.) + -y (2). Figurative meaning "smooth, unctuous" is from 1590s. Related: Oiliness.
  • adj fatty, greasy
  • adj flattering
Example sentences :
  • He was not rude in words, but oh, so different from the oily people who sold me the things.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • If you set it on hot coals, or over the fire, it will be oily.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • "Oh, you have plenty of time," answered an oily and heavy voice.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • My smouldering jealousy of the oily von Kufner now flamed into expression.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • No, a fireman's not so oily and is more cindery—then we'll know one by his cap.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • "Now it's blowing that oily odor our way," I declared in sudden annoyance.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • What a feast the sharks must have had on his oily, well-fed carcass!
  • Extract from : « Captain Brand of the "Centipede" » by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
  • There was a faint movement on the dark, oily surface for all that no wind stirred.
  • Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
  • There was something too sleek and oily in Binet's voice for Andre-Louis' taste.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • For lights they used the oily nuts of the kukui or candle-nut tree.
  • Extract from : « The Hawaiian Islands » by The Department of Foreign Affairs

Antonyms for oily

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