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English adjective: smooth

1. smooth having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities


SamplesSmooth skin.
A smooth tabletop.
Smooth fabric.
A smooth road.
Water as smooth as a mirror.


Similaraerodynamic, creaseless, even-textured, fast, fine-textured, flowing, glassy, seamless, sleek, smooth-textured, streamlined, uncreased, unlined, unseamed, velvet, velvet-textured, velvety


See alsoeven, fine, ironed, slippery, slippy


Antonymsrough, unsmooth

2. smooth smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication


SamplesHe was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage.
The manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error.


Synonymsbland, politic, suave


Similardiplomatic, diplomatical


Antonymsundiplomatic

3. smooth of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth


Similarentire, repand, sinuate, undulate, unnotched, untoothed


See alsocompound, simple, unsubdivided


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Antonymsrough

4. smooth smooth and unconstrained in movement


SamplesA long, smooth stride.
The fluid motion of a cat.
The liquid grace of a ballerina.


Synonymsfluent, fluid, liquid


Similargraceful


Antonymsawkward

5. smooth (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected


SamplesA legato passage.


Synonymslegato


Domain categorymusic


Antonymsdisconnected, staccato

6. smooth of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence


SamplesA smooth ride.


Antonymsbumpy, jolting, jolty, jumpy, rocky, rough

7. smooth lacking obstructions or difficulties


SamplesThe bill's path through the legislature was smooth and orderly.


Similareasy


Antonymsdifficult, hard

8. smooth (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves


SamplesA ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay.
The quiet waters of a lagoon.
A lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky.
A smooth channel crossing.
Scarcely a ripple on the still water.
Unruffled water.


Synonymsplacid, quiet, still, tranquil, unruffled


Similarcalm


Antonymsstormy


English noun: smooth

1. smooth (act) the act of smoothing


SamplesHe gave his hair a quick smooth.


Broader (hypernym)accomplishment, achievement


English verb: smooth

1. smooth (contact) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing


SamplesSmooth the surface of the wood.


Synonymssmoothen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change surface


Narrower (hyponym)file, float, launch, plane, rake, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, strip


Entailrub


Antonymsroughen

2. smooth (contact) make (a surface) shine


SamplesShine the silver, please.
Polish my shoes.


ExamplesThey smooth the glass tubes


Synonymspolish, shine, smoothen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)beautify, embellish, fancify, prettify


Narrower (hyponym)buff, burnish, furbish, gloss, Simonise, Simonize, sleek, slick


Entailrub

3. smooth (possession) free from obstructions


SamplesSmooth the way towards peace negotiations.


Synonymssmooth out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disembarrass, free, rid









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