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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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