• WordNet 3.6
    • adv unctuously in an unctuous manner
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unctuously In an unctuous manner with unctuousness.
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In literature:

From the kitchen Mary Magdalen's great, rich, unctuous laugh rolled out like an organ peal.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
It has a fatty, unctuous feel, is either pure white or pale yellow, with an odour of decayed cheese.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Morally and physically, he seems a little too unctuous, that's all.
"Sword and Gown" by George A. Lawrence
The barber was a negro, fat, unctuous and sleepy-looking; and he was alone.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
He was no party to that unctuous politeness that sprang up during the war when staff met staff upon the telephone.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
Page, with her unctuous laugh.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
He was fat, unctuous, and florid, and lived well.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
Raider received her cordially, and with a great deal of unctuous fatherly advice.
"Prudence Says So" by Ethel Hueston
His voice was unctuously calculated, persuasively considerate.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
And he had eyed wee Shane unctuously.
"The Wind Bloweth" by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Mann's face was a shade more purple for an instant, but he went on, unctuously.
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
The shop owner unctuously declared that he was not making a cent of profit, was selling it for less than it cost him, and so on and on.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
She has been (unctuously) very kind to me.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The old man sat there, as solemn and unctuous as ever he had in his pew at church.
"Americans All" by Various
Nor could Mr. Starkweather's unctuous conversation arouse her interest.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
But immediately recovering himself, he turned with an unctuous smile to Witichis.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
Then the door in front of him opened again and a fat, unctuous-looking Ophiuchan came out.
"Think Yourself to Death" by C.H. Thames
All sorts of people used the library; all ages and sexes, he explained, with another unctuous gulp.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
As the mirth subsided voices were heard unctuously rehearsing choice lines from the song.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
The only way in which I could show my displeasure at this piece of unctuous barbarism, was to ignore his presence.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach

In poetry:

Your people—take them as a whole—
Are careless on the score of grace;
And hence you needn’t comb your poll
Or decorate your unctuous face.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Gentile's 'Unctuous' Chocolate-covered Candy Cane Martini.
Gentile 's 'Unctuous' Chocolate-covered Candy Cane Martini.
Caramelized onions are incredibly unctuous, with a rich mouth feel that belies the small amount of oil used.
This bit of lefty alarmism is just too sanctimoniously, gloriously, unctuously stupid to pass up.
But his manner is smooth, almost unctuous, not occasionally scary like Speaker Newt Gingrich's rhetoric.
What About Equally Unctuous Conservative Victimology.
Philippe Braun , who created this soft, slightly spicy tomato jelly topped with an unctuous avocado cream, is the extremely talented executive chef at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris.
Philippe Braun, who created this soft, slightly spicy tomato jelly topped with an unctuous avocado cream, is the extremely talented executive chef at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Paris.
She practically coos when clutching a good glass of wine and unabashedly uses words like chewy, unctuous, and velvety to share what's on her tongue.
I don't know whether, in the end, this dish truly reclaims the pasta-salad family honor, or merely declares a truce with its unctuous cousin.
German Rieslings balance impressive acidity with apple and citrus fruit flavors, and range from dry and refreshing to sweet and unctuous.