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smooth

smooth

 
pronunciation:
smuth
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: smoother, smoothest
definition 1: free of roughness; even.
The ice had a smooth surface and was ideal for skating.
synonyms:
even, flat, level
antonyms:
bumpy, choppy, coarse, jagged, rough, scabrous, uneven
similar words:
glassy, glossy, lubricious, polished, satin, seamless, silky, sleek, soft, unruffled, velvet
definition 2: free from obstacles or hindrances.
a smooth operation
synonyms:
clear, unhindered, unimpeded
antonyms:
bumpy, problematic, rough
similar words:
continuous, easy, effortless, flowing, methodical, orderly, placid, routine, systematic, uneventful, well-ordered
definition 3: not discordant; tranquil; serene.
a smooth temperament
synonyms:
even, placid, serene, still, tranquil, unruffled, untroubled
similar words:
bland, calm, collected, composed, easy, equable, even-tempered, limpid, peaceful
definition 4: refined; polished.
a smooth delivery of a lecture
synonyms:
elegant, graceful, polished, refined, urbane
antonyms:
gauche
similar words:
cultivated, cultured, flawless, fluent, seamless, sleek
definition 5: consistent in texture; not lumpy.
smooth gravy
antonyms:
chunky, lumpy
similar words:
blended, even, velvety
definition 6: not rough or harsh; mellow.
smooth whiskey
synonyms:
mellow, mild
antonyms:
harsh, rough
similar words:
gentle, mellifluous, sweet
definition 7: beguiling or ingratiating.
a smooth talker
synonyms:
glib
similar words:
ingratiating, oily, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken, suave
definition 8: free of bumps, jolts, or other abrupt movements.
a smooth flight
antonyms:
bumpy, choppy, jerky
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: smoother, smoothest
definition: in a smooth way; smoothly.
similar words:
evenly
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: smoothed, smoothes, smoothing
definition 1: to make even or smooth.
He smoothed the wood with a sandpaper.
synonyms:
even, level, press
antonyms:
coarsen, crumple, rough, ruffle
similar words:
file, finish, flatten, grade, grind, iron, plane, polish, roll, sand, scrape, sleek, slick
definition 2: to remove obstacles or hindrances from.
She smoothed his path to success.
synonyms:
clear, facilitate, open
antonyms:
obstruct
similar words:
ease, expedite, lighten, prepare, quicken, ready
definition 3: to make calmer; tranquilize.
She smoothed the feelings of her angry sister.
synonyms:
allay, calm, moderate, mollify, pacify, quell, soothe, temper
antonyms:
ruffle
similar words:
alleviate, assuage, gentle, quiet, soften
definition 4: to make less crude; refine; polish.
synonyms:
cultivate, polish
similar words:
ameliorate, burnish, civilize, finish, groom, improve, refine
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of making smooth.
derivations: smoothly (adv.), smoothness (n.)
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