1. [ noun ] smug self-serving earnestness
Synonyms: oiliness oleaginousness smarminess unctuousness fulsomeness
Related terms: hypocrisy
2. [ noun ] excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
Synonyms: fulsomeness smarm
Related terms: compliment
3. [ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
Synonyms: salve unguent balm ointment
Related terms: remedy baby_oil carron_oil cerate chrism arnica lip_balm mentholated_salve mercurial_ointment petrolatum balsam zinc_ointment lanolin lanolin medicine
4. [ noun ] (religion,work) anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
Synonyms: inunction
Related terms: religious_ceremony anointing
Similar spelling:   unstring