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smooth

smooth

 
pronunciation:
smuth
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, verb
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: smoother, smoothest
definition 1: not rough; even.
The carpenter sanded the floor until it had a smooth surface.
synonyms:
even, flat, level
antonyms:
coarse, jagged, rough, uneven
similar words:
glossy, silky, sleek, soft, velvet
definition 2: even in movement; without trouble.
This company runs a smooth operation.
synonyms:
clear
antonyms:
rough
similar words:
continuous, easy, flowing, orderly, placid, routine
definition 3: easily done; polished.
Dot has a smooth swing of the bat from all her practice.
synonyms:
graceful
similar words:
flawless, fluent
definition 4: without lumps.
My mother stirred the sauce until it was smooth.
similar words:
blended, even, velvety
definition 5: delivered in a way that charms or fools.
Cal is a smooth talker, so don't believe everything he says.
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: smoother, smoothest
definition: in a smooth way; smoothly.
The mechanic got the engine to run smooth.
similar words:
evenly
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: smoothed, smoothes, smoothing
definition 1: to make even or smooth.
He smoothed the wood with sandpaper.
synonyms:
even, level, press
antonyms:
crumple, ruffle
similar words:
file, finish, flatten, grade, grind, iron, plane, polish, roll, sand, scrape, slick
definition 2: to remove difficulty or trouble.
The teacher smoothed our first day at school by showing us around.
synonyms:
clear, facilitate, open
antonyms:
obstruct
similar words:
ease, lighten, prepare, ready
derivations: smoothly (adv.), smoothness (n.)
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