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Noun: unction  úngk-shun
  1. Excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
    - smarm, fulsomeness
  2. Smug self-serving earnestness
    - fulsomeness, oiliness, oleaginousness, smarminess, unctuousness
  3. (medicine) semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    - ointment, unguent, balm, salve
  4. Anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
    - inunction

Derived forms: unctions

Type of: anointing, anointment, compliment, curative, cure, hypocrisy, religious ceremony, religious ritual, remedy, therapeutic

Encyclopedia: Unction