Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of unction | Another word for unction | What is unction?

Definition 1: anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for unction in the sense of this definition

(unction is a kind of ...) the act of applying oil or an oily liquid

(unction is a kind of ...) a ceremony having religious meaning

Definition 2: semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for unction in the sense of this definition

(unction is a kind of ...) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

(... is a kind of unction ) an ointment used in treating bruises

(... is a kind of unction ) an ointment containing zinc that is used to treat certain skin diseases

(... is a kind of unction ) an ointment containing mercury

(... is a kind of unction ) a salve containing menthol

(... is a kind of unction ) a balm applied to the lips

(... is a kind of unction ) a consecrated ointment consisting of a mixture of oil and balsam

(... is a kind of unction ) a hard medicated paste made of lard or oil mixed with wax or resin

(... is a kind of unction ) an ointment formerly used to treat burns

(... is a kind of unction ) an ointment containing a fragrant resin

(... is a kind of unction ) an ointment for babies

(unction is made of the substance ...) a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics

(unction belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 3: smug self-serving earnestness - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for unction in the sense of this definition

(unction is a kind of ...) insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

Definition 4: excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for unction in the sense of this definition

(unction is a kind of ...) a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

More words

Another word for uncrystallized

Another word for uncrystallised

Another word for uncrowned

Another word for uncrowded

Another word for uncrossed

Another word for unctuous

Another word for unctuously

Another word for unctuousness

Another word for uncultivable

Another word for uncultivatable


Other word for uncultivatable

uncultivatable meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce uncultivatable