Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: oleaginous
IPA transcription: [,oʊli'ædʒənəs]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous
    Meaning: containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
  • Synonyms: buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy, soapy, unctuous
    Meaning: 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"; "soapy compliments"
Usage examples
  • As the oleaginous matter exudes, it falls in drops through the apertures into a wide-mouthed calabash placed underneath.