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adjective American English pronunciation: oily /ˈɔɪli/ 
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adjectiveoily
comparativeoilier
superlativeoiliest
  1. 1
    showing disapproval polite to people, but in an unpleasant way that does not seem sincere

    He was an oily and repulsive little man.

  2. 2
    covered with oil, or containing oil

    oily fish such as tuna

    an oily rag

    oily skin

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oiliness

noun [uncountable]

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