(1) Bob, by the way, only casually mentioned his war record, though there is still something unctuous even about that.(2) I would have liked more of the unctuous Mowbray.(3) Pete is one of those tiresome, unctuous types who thinks he's a wit and is half-right.(4) I'm sure some unctuous berk could generate some glittering generalities about freedom, democracy, human rights and the rest - but what's specifically British about those?(5) The lousy, unctuous toad is going to be investigated.(6) It would be impossible to walk by without succumbing to a tub of mellow, unctuous olives, or a modestly priced, sit-down lunch (as opposed to leftovers in the fridge).(7) ‘Politics is not the easiest game in the world,’ the environment minister explained in that unctuous voice that brings to mind a parish priest delivering a sermon.(8) If anyone in history has ever emitted a bigger pile of oozing, sanctimonious, unctuous , fetid, perfidious, malodorous offal than this, I'd like to know what it could possibly be.(9) The first moment after a disaster, we do not need news anchors unchained to any news, no shred of useful information, but plenty of unctuous sympathy.(10) But as so often, it seems even charitable works nowadays have to double as celebrity photo opportunities as the rich and famous parade their unctuous concern for the less fortunate.(11) It has nice touches such as the Bath Butler service, which delivers unctuous oils, chocolate-covered strawberries and a glass of champagne to your bath-side for a reasonable price.(12) The service at lunch was also very good, but a bit unctuous - in a restaurant like this, I don't really need to be told by the server that my choice of the ravioli is a fabulous one.(13) She was even less pleasant than the metallic voice who caressed me with his unctuous assurances… ‘Your call is important to us.’(14) Still, the lure of any luxury item - whether it be Beluga caviar, Dom Perignon champagne or an unctuous blob of sea-urchin roe - springs partly from its cost.(15) A home-made coleslaw, full of organic vegetables and coated in unctuous mayonnaise, accompanies a baked potato admirably, the slurpy dressing removing the need for any added butter.(16) He is as unctuous as they come and as slippery and lethal as a herd of rattlers in a barrel of oil.