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Topic: FOOD


greasy

adjective
     
greas‧y
1DF covered in grease or oil [= oily]:
a shampoo for greasy hair
The food was heavy and greasy.
2 slippery:
Police say the rain's making the roads greasy.
3 too polite and friendly in a way that seems insincere or unpleasant [= smarmy]
greasily adverb
greasiness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: dirty WORD FOCUS: dirty
similar words: filthy, grubby, grimy, mucky British English, muddy, greasy, dusty, soiled, contaminated, polluted


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dirty
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