Unctuous in a sentence

Use Unctuous in a sentence


Meaning: [adjective] using excessive flattery; too friendly or praising which seem insincere

In public he was unctuous, trying to get others’ attention.

He thought about the prime minister’s typically unctuous condolences.

The fat man loudly prattled unctuous apologies.

Tom is a real friend without being unctuous.

He is a terrible actor, nothing but a big bag of wind, the most unctuous man I’ve ever met.

They seemed anxious to please the visitors, but not in an unctuous way.

‘I am honoured indeed, Sir,’ he said unctuously.

‘I know it’s difficult to accept what has happened,’ I said in an unctuously compassionate tone.