oily oily  /ˈɔ ɪ li/


  1. (adj) containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
  2. (adj) unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech
  3. (adj) coated or covered with oil
  4. (adj) smeared or soiled with grease or oil


  1. A banana slug is a slimy yellow mollusk that slides across the ground, leaving an oily residue wherever it goes.
  2. There are few dietary sources other than oily fish.
  3. Chocolate-brown, oily, bubbling with subsurface gases, it oozes rather than flows.


  1. An Oily Skin Foundation That Actually Works

    My oily, breakout-prone skin has always caused two dueling problems: Wearing foundation evens out my complexion and controls shine, but it inevitably slicks off (along with any other makeup I’m wearing) by mid-afternoon. I’ve tried primers to extend the staying power, but don’t like the masklike feeling of wearing two ... More »
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Summer beauty tips: How to keep hair, skin and nails looking their best

    Nothing feels worse than wearing a new summer look with less-than-new-looking skin or hair. Even if you wash and style every morning, your wilted hair or oily complexion can say otherwise.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  3. 5 Foundations for Oily Skin

    Oily skin is both a blessing and a problem: those with naturally oily skin tend to show signs of aging at a slower rate, however, no one wants to have a slick, shiny complexion in exchange for this benefit. Below are five foundations that will help even out skin tone and keep your face looking polished and oily-free. Related: MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Revlon ColorStay Makeup for ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: StyleBistro


  1. Gwyneth said: "Never have I met such warm people, heard such good music, eaten so much fried chicken. I could go on and on. The fried chicken is superb. Crunchy and not oily on the outside and juicy on the inside."
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Gwyneth Paltrow Source: Post Chronicle

  2. "Compared to the government's $25-million publicity campaign, one picture of an oily duck is priceless," said Taft.
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Kevin Taft Source: 940 News

  3. Yesterday his barrister, Michael Mansfield, QC, alleged that the Duke had described Dodi as "an oily bedhopper".
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Michael Mansfield Source: Times Online

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