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Definition of "oily" []

  • Of or relating to oil. (adjective)
  • Impregnated, smeared with, or containing oil; greasy. (adjective)
  • Excessively suave in action or behavior; unctuous. See Synonyms at unctuous. (adjective)
  • Soaked in or smeared with oil or grease (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Consisting of, containing, or resembling oil (adjective)
  • Flatteringly servile or obsequious (adjective)

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Use "oily" in a sentence
  • "In utilizing that, our existing assets, we are stepping into -- we're situated more in what they call the oily or the more liquid-rich Eagle Ford Shale."
  • "That is, I felt my hair was greasy and skin oily up to then."
  • "If this failed, she might be injected with male hormones that made her skin oily, pimply, and hairy."