Definition of oiliness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔɪlinəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔɪlinəs//
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  1. 1the quality of containing or being covered with oil the degree of oiliness of the skin
  2. 2the quality of feeling, tasting, smelling or looking like oil The taste is superb, with no hint of oiliness.
  3. 3(disapproving) the quality of trying to be too polite, in a way that is annoying synonym obsequiousness a mixture of charm and oiliness