(Unc"tu*ous) a. [F. onctueux, LL. unctuosus, fr. L. unctus anointment, fr. ungere, unctum,
to anoint. See Unguent.]
1. Of the nature or quality of an unguent or ointment; fatty; oily; greasy. "The unctuous cheese." Longfellow.
2. Having a smooth, greasy feel, as certain minerals.
3. Bland; suave; also, tender; fervid; as, an unctuous speech; sometimes, insincerely suave or fervid.
Unc"tu*ous*ly, adv. Unc"tu*ous*ness, n.
(Un*cul"pa*ble) a. Inculpable; not blameworthy. [R.] Hooker.
(Un*cult") a. [Pref. un- not + L. cultus, p. p. of colere to cultivate. Cf. Incult.] Not cultivated; rude; illiterate.
(Un*cul"ture) n. Want of culture. "Idleness, ill husbandry . . . unculture." Bp. Hall.
(Un*cun"ning) a. Ignorant. [Obs.]
I am young and uncunning, as thou wost [knowest].Chaucer.
(Un*cun"ning*ly), adv. Ignorantly. [Obs.]
(Un*cun"ning*ness), n. Ignorance. [Obs.]
(Un*cur"a*ble) a. Incurable.
(Un*cur"a*bly), adv. In an uncurable manner.
(Un*curb"a*ble) a. Not capable of being curbed. Shak.
(Un*curl") v. t. [1st pref. un- + curl.] To loose from curls, or ringlets; to straighten out, as
anything curled or curly.
He sheaths his paw, uncurls his angry mane.Dryden.
(Un*curl"), v. i. To become uncurled, or straight.
(Un*cur"rent) a. Not current. Specifically: Not passing in common payment; not receivable at
par or full value; as, uncurrent notes. Shak.
(Un*curse") v. t. [1st pref. un- + curse.] To free from a curse or an execration. Shak.
(Un*cur"tain) v. t. [1st pref. un- + curtain.] To remove a curtain from; to reveal. Moore.
(||Un"cus) n.; pl. Unci [L.] (Zoöl.) A hook or claw.
(Un*cus"tom*a*ble) a. Not customable, or subject to custom duties.
(Un*cus"tomed) a. Uncustomable; also, not having paid duty or customs. Smollett.
1. Not cut; not separated or divided by cutting or otherwise; said especially of books, periodicals, and
the like, when the leaves have not been separated by trimming in binding.
2. Not ground, or otherwise cut, into a certain shape; as, an uncut diamond.