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Synonyms for unctuous

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Synonyms for unctuous

affectedly and self-servingly earnest

having the qualities of fat

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Synonyms for unctuous

unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

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Sliced thickly, alongside the juicy chicken and those unctuous beans, you have a wonderful easy supper dish that you'll be making many times.
Everyone is so in your face and unctuous as if you were the first rainfall after a drought and the check in clerk is so sugary polite and courteous that people like me who are not to the manner born keep looking over their shoulder to see who the man is talking to, it cannot be you and the bellhop leads you the elevator like you were royalty and you think how much do I give him, what is the least I can get away with to avoid that supercilious sneer and then you pad down these thick-carpeted corridors and you put your key in and sure enough it comes red, not green and you have trek all the way back because no hotel has yet worked out a way to save guests this ridiculously annoying trip.
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This has an unctuous texture in the glass and a rich olive-edged flavour with incredible aromatics.
Cover your ears and open your hearts: In French director Xavier Giannoli's pitch-perfect comedy of manners, "Marguerite,'' a shameless chanteuse with a surplus of money and a shortage of talent buys her way into the spotlight, exposing the hypocrisy of her unctuous social circle in the process.
His description of the Portuguese language as "darkly hued a velvety, shadowy language with damp, mossy vowels" that are "dark green, deep and gentle on the ear, with sensuous, unctuous, sinuous inflections" is delicious.
It managed to be both fresh and light yet with the unctuous, melt in the mouth quality that a good risotto should have.
Texture: The cream is very light, non-perfumed, melting, and unctuous.
Even more than the sweetness that accompanies most chocolate desserts, I miss the unctuous coating cocoa leaves on the palate.
James McLennan rounded out the cast of principals as an unctuous Dr.
And do we really need to be reminded of the unctuous Tony Blair delivering to the House of Commons (how uncomfortable the cabinet colleagues flanking him looked) his perfidious speech about Iraq's non-existent weapons of mass destruction?
I hasten to add that this pairing came to pass not because I'm clumsy (which is true) - but for once I intentionally poured unctuous nectar into a bowl of the yummiest vanilla ice cream.
Slow kneading with autolysis then allows him to reveal aromas and obtain an unctuous, honeycombed crumb.
Bovril, like its more controversial cousin Marmite, has been made in the West Midlands border town of Burtonupon-Trent for decades and the unctuous salty meat extract is innately entwined with the FA Cup, with both having been conceived in 1870s.
HERE'S a recipe for an unctuous mousse that never fails.