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oily

adjective uk   us   /ˈɔɪ.li/

oily adjective (WITH OIL)

consisting of or similar to oil: an oily liquid covered in oil or containing a lot of oil: an oily rag oily fish I've got oily skin (= it produces a lot of oil).

oily adjective (TOO FRIENDLY)

too friendly and polite in a way that is not sincere
Translations of “oily”
in Chinese (Traditional) 含油的, 似油的, 多油的…
in Russian жирный, покрытый маслом…
in Turkish yağlı, yağ kaplı, yağ içinde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 含油的, 似油的, 多油的…
in Polish tłusty, oleisty…
(Definition of oily from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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