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English noun: smoothness

1. smoothness (attribute) a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch


SamplesAdmiring the slim smoothness of her thighs.
Some artists prefer the smoothness of a board.


Broader (hypernym)texture


Narrower (hyponym)burnish, fineness, gloss, glossiness, polish, powderiness, silkiness, sleekness, slick, slickness, slip, slipperiness


Antonymsraggedness, roughness

2. smoothness (communication) powerful and effective language


SamplesHis eloquence attracted a large congregation.
Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
His oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police.


Synonymseloquence, fluency


Broader (hypernym)expressive style, style

3. smoothness (attribute) the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner


Synonymsblandness, suaveness, suavity


Broader (hypernym)graciousness

4. smoothness (attribute) the quality of having a level and even surface


SamplesThe water was a glassy smoothness.
The weather system of the Pacific is determined by the uninterrupted smoothness of the ocean.


Broader (hypernym)evenness, invariability

5. smoothness (attribute) the quality of being free from errors or interruptions


SamplesThe five-speed manual gearbox is smoothness personified.


Broader (hypernym)effortlessness









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