来自unctus,傅油，词源同unguent, -ct, 过去分词后缀。引申词义油滑的。
- unctuous (adj.)
- late 14c., "oily, having a greasy or soapy feeling when touched," from Old French unctueus, from Medieval Latin unctuosus "greasy," from Latin unctus "act of anointing," from past participle stem of unguere "to anoint" (see unguent).
Figurative sense of "blandly ingratiating" is first recorded 1742, perhaps in part with a literal sense, but in part a sarcastic usage from unction in the meaning "deep spiritual feeling" (1690s), such as comes from having been anointed in the rite of unction. Related: Unctuously; unctuousness.
- 1. He made an unctuous assurance.
- 2. He speaks in unctuous tones.
- 3. Goose fat gives the most unctuous flavour but you can use chicken fat.
- 4. It was unctuous, false, and unwholesome, like the man.
- 他的口气是油滑的, 虚伪的, 讨厌的, 就象他那个人.
- 5. An unctuous clergyman who had not known Sam intoned religious platitudes.
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