Adjective "Greasy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Covered with, resembling, or produced by grease or oil.
  1. 'a greasy mark'
  2. 'The partridge was great, though - well worth getting my fingers greasy.'
  3. 'Glazed cabinets retain the airiness of open shelving, without the hassle of dusty, greasy dishes lingering on an open shelf.'
  4. 'Lanolin from greasy wool stains timber floors and walls and the smell of manure from beneath the shed becomes stifling.'
  5. 'His fingers immediately became greasy, forcing his face to pale.'
  6. 'He pushed three greasy, black-nailed fingers up the sleeve of his overall and indifferently scratched his arm.'
  7. 'The dry cleaning solvent dissolves oils and greasy soil.'
  8. 'The raider combed through his beard with greasy fingers, contemplating the small quiet village that lay in the glen where he hid his band of mercenaries.'
  9. 'I push on the diner's front doors, my fingers touching greasy glass.'
  10. 'Turning the mat over we are presented with more of a glossy finish, which is quite susceptible to finger prints and greasy marks.'
  11. 'There had been mould and flaking paint on the walls, doors were dirty and ceilings greasy.'
  12. 'However, this doesn't mean it's particularly bad for greasy skin.'
  13. 'He was too goofy looking; tall, with thick, greasy dark hair, black rimmed glasses and he dressed like a lumberjack.'
  14. 'At school the next day, everyone asked why my hair was greasy.'
  15. 'He's a skinny, nervous looking man with greasy black hair and bruises on his face.'
  16. 'They were short, about half the height of an average human, and walked hunched over with scaly skin and strands of greasy wispy hair.'
  17. 'She is wearing her greasy hair in a pinned-up ponytail.'
  18. 'His hair was greasy, although he didn't have an obvious body odor.'
  19. 'His hair was greasy and stringy, and his skin had developed brown callouses.'
  20. 'Your hair is greasy and your skin is layered with dirt.'
  21. 'Grant had to admit he did look slightly suspicious, with his pale skin and greasy, slicked-back black hair.'
  22. 'greasy food'
  23. 'She also does not abstain from eating greasy foods such as pork and hamburgers.'
  24. 'Next up was the crab omelette, beautifully cooked, not greasy or oily in any way, and plenty of crab inside.'
  25. 'Acne is not caused by greasy foods or poor hygiene.'
  26. 'Anyway, we had fun there, then we went home and gorged ourselves on greasy food.'
  27. 'The food was uniformly greasy and salty but otherwise tasteless.'
  28. 'Nobody can stop you eating greasy foods everyday.'
  29. 'Even after eating the greasy food, his hands were soft.'
  30. 'The types of foods participants wished to decrease included salt, coffee, soda, junk food, fried or greasy foods, and red meat.'
  31. 'So we headed out to Coney Island, ate some cheap, greasy beach food, and wandered around to watch the breakdancers and karaoke singers.'
  32. 'Avoid spicy, greasy or fatty foods, chocolate, caffeine, and other foods that can cause heartburn.'
  33. 'The bare fields look slick and greasy this morning.'
  34. 'The rocks were greasy and slippery and the narrow chimneys and gullies, so delightful in dry summer conditions, were muddy and wet.'
  35. 'Nor did it help that it was very slippery and greasy, but we will have to get used to that.'
  36. 'Despite an inch of rain the previous night, the smooth firm paths were but a little greasy.'
  37. 'The game was played in a heavy drizzle which did not help the quality of the hurling but De La Salle were on top of their game and made little of greasy conditions.'
  38. 'And, although a little greasy right now from the game, it was usually pretty tidy.'
(of a person or their manner) unpleasantly or insincerely polite or ingratiating.
  1. '‘And all because of that greasy little man,’ Ann thought.'
  2. 'His greasy ingratiation irked the Watchkeeper and he clenched his hands to hide the claws that slipped from his fingertips.'
  3. 'I searched all over for that greasy man, and didn't see him anywhere.'


1. smeared, covered, or soiled with grease.

2. composed of or containing grease; oily: greasy food.

3. greaselike in appearance or to the touch; slippery.

4. insinuatingly unctuous in manner; repulsively slick; oily.

5. Veterinary Pathology. affected with grease.

More examples(as adjective)

"skins can be greasy in summers."

"jowls can be greasy with porkfats."

"hairs can be greasy at roots."

"fingers can be greasy down to knuckles."

"hairs can be greasy."

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