Dictionary Results for unction


1. unction - noun

· excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm

Synonym(s): smarm, fulsomeness

Hypernym(s): compliment




2. unction - noun

· smug self-serving earnestness

Synonym(s): fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness

Hypernym(s): hypocrisy




3. unction - noun

· semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

Synonym(s): ointment, unguent, balm, salve

Hypernym(s): remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic




4. unction - noun

· anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual

Synonym(s): inunction

Hypernym(s): anointing, anointment, religious_ceremony, religious_ritual





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