Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
Of the nature of or resembling fat; oily or greasy.‘His car was splattered with some sort of pinguid substance, and washing it only seemed to spread the mess.’
sycophantic, ingratiating, obsequious, fawning, servile, self-abasing, grovelling, subservient, wheedling, cajoling, crawling, cringing, Uriah Heepish, humble, toadying, hypocritical, insincere, flattering, adulatory, honey-tongued, silver-tongued, gushing, effusive, suave, urbane, glib, smooth, smooth-tongued, smooth-spoken, smooth-talking, slick, slippery, saccharine
- ‘If you have the time and the budget then this is palate paradise even though you feel decidedly pinguid (fat) by the end of it.’
Mid 17th century from Latin pinguis ‘fat’ + -id.
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