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 oilyOrigin :
- 1520s, from oil (n.) + -y (2). Figurative meaning "smooth, unctuous" is from 1590s. Related: Oiliness.
- adj fatty, greasy
- adj flattering
- 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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