English noun: smoothness
|1.||smoothness (attribute) a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch|
|Samples||Admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs.|
Some artists prefer the smoothness of a board.
|Narrower (hyponym)||burnish, fineness, gloss, glossiness, polish, powderiness, silkiness, sleekness, slick, slickness, slip, slipperiness|
|2.||smoothness (communication) powerful and effective language|
|Samples||His eloquence attracted a large congregation.|
Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
His oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police.
|Broader (hypernym)||expressive style, style|
|3.||smoothness (attribute) the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner|
|Synonyms||blandness, suaveness, suavity|
|4.||smoothness (attribute) the quality of having a level and even surface|
|Samples||The 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|
|Samples||The five-speed manual gearbox is smoothness personified.|