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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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(adjective) fatty oily / (adjective) smooth and greasy in texture or appearance / (adjective) plastic / (adjective) full of unction / (adjective) revealing or marked by a smug, ingratiating, and false earnestness or spirituality

Highlighted phrases


Austria's unctuous burial of its thoroughly Nazi past

—p.126 Black Danube (117) by George Steiner
7 years, 2 months ago

Atheists accept extreme unction.

—p.350 What Kind of Day Did You Have? (282) by Saul Bellow
4 years, 7 months ago

perhaps there was some elegant subtlety to the gesture, as if it were true class to pretend their unctuous host was on equal footing

—p.112 by Rachel Kushner
3 years, 8 months ago

Neither armed struggle nor unctuous petitions dampened the confidence of colonial­ism.

—p.12 Paris (3) by Vijay Prashad
5 years, 7 months ago

Michael Palin as an unctuous Anglican vicar in the Monty Python film, ‘The Meaning of Life’.

—p.31 Questions and answers (1) by Terry Eagleton
6 years, 11 months ago

The unctuous voice, the complacent gesture, made Billy Doud seem asinine.

—p.266 Spaceships Have Landed (261) by Alice Munro
2 months, 2 weeks ago

so intent were the unctuous commentators on concealing the fact that they had bugger-all to say

—p.141 Ten five: the spinney (127) by Martin Amis
11 months, 3 weeks ago

Her voice was so unctuous that for a second I thought she was affecting it to mock him. Then I saw her false, pleading smile.

—p.202 by Mary Gaitskill
4 months, 3 weeks ago

All these facts, even the crimes, are sources of unctuous pride for South Asians, both in America and the mother countries

—p.8 White Indians (6) by n+1
5 years, 3 months ago