One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his dark oily skin’
technical sebaceous, pinguid, unctuous
2‘a plateful of oily moussaka’
greasy, fatty, buttery, swimming in fat, swimming in oil, oleaginous
3‘an oily man with plump little hands’
unctuous, fawning, ingratiating, smooth, smooth-talking, fulsome, flattering, glib, obsequious, sycophantic, soapy, oleaginous, servile, subservient
informal smarmy, slimy, sucky
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.