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Literal MeaningPlay
Use 'oily' to describe objects or surfaces where oil is visibly present. SlideThe mechanic's tools were oily.
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Negative ImpressionPlay
'Oily' can suggest poor maintenance or excessive oil, often seen unfavorably. SlideHe apologized for the oily fingerprints on the document.
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Avoid OverusePlay
Don't confuse 'oily' with 'moist' or 'wet'; 'oily' specifically indicates oil presence. SlideHer skin wasn't just moist from the humidity; it was oily.