Definition Of unctuous
(chiefly of minerals) having a greasy or soapy feel.
Still, the lure of any luxury item - whether it be Beluga caviar, Dom Perignon champagne or an unctuous blob of sea-urchin roe - springs partly from its cost.
(of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily.
he seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way
Example Of unctuous
A home-made coleslaw, full of organic vegetables and coated in unctuous mayonnaise, accompanies a baked potato admirably, the slurpy dressing removing the need for any added butter.
A quick jolt in the microwave will restore its soft unctuousness , even if its soupiness is gone.
An assembly of fresh wild mushrooms was heavily scented with dried ceps, the cheese had been employed with restraint, adding unctuousness to the sauce, and interesting secondary flavour.
Another commentator derided the presenter's ‘mixture of solicitous concern, unctuous charm and glib moralising.’
As one settles in amid the eminently tasteful pine green and deep brown colour scheme, one is instantaneously attended to by the most unctuously helpful staff.