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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunctuousunc‧tu‧ous /ˈʌŋktʃuəs/ adjective formal  PRETENDtoo friendly and praising people too much in a way that seems very insincere syn ingratiatingunctuously adverbunctuousness noun [uncountable]
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unctuousDave is genuinely friendly without being unctuous.The fat man loudly prattled unctuous apologies.Beyond that, it promises to provide a weekly primer on dopey and unctuous behavior among upscale hillbillies who dress well.unctuous foodRather, it was a way of rejecting unctuous, masochistic denial - which might narrow his perspectives.More subtly there is the unctuous sadism of money and of social rank.He seemed anxious to please, but not in an unctuous way.
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