HyperDic: unction

English > 4 senses of the word unction:
NOUNcommunicationunction, smarm, fulsomenessexcessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
attributeunction, fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousnesssmug self-serving earnestness
artifactunction, ointment, unguent, balm, salvesemisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
actunction, inunctionanointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
English > unction: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
Meaningexcessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm.
Synonymssmarm, fulsomeness
BroadercomplimentA remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
Spanishobsequiosidad, zalamería
Catalanmagarrufa, manyagueria, obsequiositat
English > unction: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningsmug self-serving earnestness.
Synonymsfulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness
Broaderhypocrisyinsincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
Spanishbombo, exagerado elogio, hipocresía, pesadez, untuosidad
Catalanuntuositat
English > unction: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaningsemisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation.
Synonymsointment, unguent, balm, salve
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarrowerarnicaAn ointment used in treating bruises
baby oilAn ointment for babies
balsamAn ointment containing a fragrant resin
carron oilAn ointment formerly used to treat burns
cerateA hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin
chrism, chrisom, sacramental oil, holy oilA consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam / balsam
lip balmA balm / balm applied to the lips
mentholated salveA salve containing menthol
mercurial ointmentAn ointment containing mercury
zinc ointmentAn ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases
Broaderremedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
Substanceslanolin, wool fat, wool greaseA yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool
Spanishbálsamo, crema, pomada, salve, ungüento
Catalanbàlsam, pomada, ungüent
English > unction: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaninganointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual.
Synonyminunction
Broaderanointing, anointmentThe act of applying oil or an oily liquid / liquid
religious ceremony, religious ritualA ceremony having religious meaning / meaning
Spanishunción
Catalanunció

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