how to pronounce unction


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meanings of unction


  1. Divine or sanctifying grace.
  2. A quality in language, address or delivery which expresses sober and fervent emotion.
  3. A salve or ointment.
  4. A religious or ceremonial anointing.
  5. A smug, exaggerated use of language; smarminess.
  6. A balm or something that soothes.