Unctuous in a sentence

Definition of Unctuous

(of a liquid or substance) Oily or greasy. | (of a wine, coffee, sauce, gravy etc.) Rich, lush, intense, with layers of concentrated, soft, velvety flavor. | (by extension, of a person) Profusely polite, especially unpleasantly so and insincerely earnest.

How to use Unctuous in a Sentence?

  • He spoke in a honeyed voice and assumed a false and unctuous air which exasperated me.
  • The sleek and unctuous physiognomy of the monk wore an expression of unusual care and anxiety.
  • The oil of the unctuous substance is the principal agent in effecting these purposes: 1st.
  • It marvels at some appearance, not to investigate it, but to give it an unctuous name.
  • In an unctuous and impassioned manner he fulminated against all sorts and conditions of transgressors.
  • She spoke of the depravity of the natives in a voice which nothing could hush, but with a vehemently unctuous horror.
  • The ceremony, which was very hurriedly performed by an unctuous priest, did not appear to impress either of them.
  • The doors were aflare with flickering lights from within, and the unctuous smell of frying pork was on the air.
  • With an unctuous gesture the old gipsy crone spread out her hands, and turning to a doorway shouted out some words.
  • They secrete an oily, unctuous substance, which mixes with the transpiration, and lubricates the skin.
  • The abuse of sublime feelings and exalted ideas has filled many hearts with disgust, so that they care no longer for any unctuous sermons.
  • He talked much, and his words sounded like grumbles, but the unctuous tone and the smile that accompanied them indicated to the contrary.
  • She had carefully kept free of any possible source of trouble or anxiety, and the days went by in an atmosphere of peaceful, unctuous prosperity.
  • The too ready employment of them may savour indeed of that unctuous tone which makes ordinary Englishmen and boys squirm.
  • The woman, who was the mother of several children, and her husband, were both members of the same church as the preacher, and of unctuous piety.
  • The handsome Marcel certainly was no longer there, with his sweet and unctuous voice, his evangelic piety, and his eyes which stirred their hearts.
  • Take a handful of the manure and squeeze it tight; it should be unctuous enough to hold together in a lump, and so dry that you can not squeeze a drop of water out of it.
  • He disgorged a cud of tobacco into a spittoon, took the oath with unctuous solemnity, then reloaded himself with another chew and told his version of the attack on the jail.
  • The same gallantry is conspicuous in the Letters of Lord Chesterfield, beneath whose unctuous courtesy the beast of sensuality is always leering.

Short Example Sentence for Unctuous

  • It was an unctuous chuckle.
  • It is unctuous and greasy to the touch.
  • Buller drew out the syllable with unctuous relish.
  • High and low, they are of an unctuous texture.
  • Barkley laughed a strong, unctuous laugh.
  • And he began to talk to her of God in his unctuous voice.
  • All this came out of her like an unctuous trickle of some acrid oil.
  • He rubbed his hands with the unctuous anticipation of a shop-walker.
  • What is said of the retention of the unctuous matter in the oil-tubes?
  • A voice, which was unctuous and insinuative, emanated from the figure.
  • The uses of the unctuous product of the oil-glands are twofold: 1st.
  • A glance at the tutor's smiling, unctuous face was enough.
  • She laughed a rich, unctuous laugh, and stretched her hands to the blaze.
  • His voice told its own story of bonhommie and unctuous Rhine wine.
  • And Jack's mouth took on an unctuous expression.
  • The priest departed with an unctuous farewell, and left Panna alone.
  • It is a soft Body made of the Unctuous and Sulphurous part of the Blood.
  • It is a necessary supplement to von Bissing's unctuous literature.
  • The unctuous voice of the speaker was a contrast to O-liver's crisp tones.

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