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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 oily /ˈɔɪli/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 oily /ˈɔɪlɪ/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Oil·y a. [Compar. Oilier superl. Oiliest.]
 1. Consisting of oil; containing oil; having the nature or qualities of oil; unctuous; oleaginous; as, oily matter or substance.
 2. Covered with oil; greasy; hence, resembling oil; as, an oily appearance.
 3. Smoothly subservient; supple; compliant; plausible; insinuating. “This oily rascal.”
    His oily compliance in all alterations.   --Fuller.
 Oily grain Bot., the sesame.
 Oily palm, the oil palm.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy
             hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
             [syn: greasy, sebaceous, oleaginous]
      2: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner
         or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome
         introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent";
         "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the
         unctuous Uriah Heep" [syn: buttery, fulsome, oleaginous,
          smarmy, unctuous]
      3: coated or covered with oil; "oily puddles in the streets"
      4: smeared or soiled with grease or oil; "greasy coveralls";
         "get rid of rubbish and oily rags" [syn: greasy]
      [also: oiliest, oilier]