• WordNet 3.6
    • n oleaginousness smug self-serving earnestness
    • n oleaginousness consisting of or covered with oil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oleaginousness Oiliness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oleaginousness The state of being oleaginous or oily; oiliness, either literal or figurative.
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In literature:

Oleaginous matter floated on its surface, with which the Indians anointed their heads.
"Narrative of New Netherland" by Various
The young wag told us this was soup: it turned out to be nothing more than oleaginous warm water.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
Her oleaginous and feather-bed-like disposition compelled peace, as oil upon the waves, and shed trouble as a duck sheds water.
"Punchinello, Vol. II., Issue 31, October 29, 1870" by Various
He passed the plate after the sermon, and his rectitude shone out oleaginously on every line of his face.
"The Booming of Acre Hill" by John Kendrick Bangs
In this caldron a seething sea of oleaginous liquid conceals an infinite variety of animal and vegetable substances.
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
We want an oleaginous minister, commonly called oily.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
It was a face whose whole expression was oleaginous.
"The Bread-winners" by John Hay
The otto of santal is remarkably dense, and is above all others oleaginous in its appearance, and, when good, is of a dark straw color.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
While we recommend, therefore, the prudence of the oleaginous Ahmed, we can not with justice condemn the perversity of our fretful Khalid.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
The contents of the zygospore are a coarsely granular protoplasm, in which float large oleaginous drops.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke

In news:

Jon Klein, the oleaginous CNN chief who has led his network from failure to failure, all the while keeping up a patter of confident, self-righteous spin, was finally sacked today.
We pondered as we dipped pita after pita into the oleaginous lake left over from shrimp scampi ($14.95).
It's bad enough shopping at a used -car lot, bargaining with an oleaginous salesman in a cheap bow tieā€”but buying a major investment sight unseen from a thousand miles away.